Artist: Paul Blanca (Amsterdam 1958 - 2021 Amsterdam)
Technique: Original print (C-print)
Signature: Handmade with silver feltpen, also dated and named
Sale with frame: No
Size picture (in cm): 34 cm x 25.5 cm
Dimensions of the work: 42 cm x 29.6 cm
Obtained: Private collection
Remarks: Obtained through a Dutch art collector, art dealer who purchased them from the owner of the printing house where they were made and which were donated to him by the artist.
The portrait series Mi Matties (Amsterdam slang for 'my friends') was created in 2008 during Paul Blanca's wanderings through Amsterdam. Blanca contacted street gangs and loiterers and persuaded some to model for him.
A chromogenic print, also known as a C-print or C-type print, a silver halide print, or a dye coupler print, is a photographic print made from a color negative, transparency or digital image, and developed using a chromogenic process. They are composed of three layers of gelatin, each containing an emulsion of silver halide, which is used as a light-sensitive material, and a different dye coupler of subtractive color which together, when developed, form a full-color image. (Wikipedia).