Shibori on Paper Workshops   


Shibori on Paper Workshop at the Paper Biennale - Transition 

In 2022, Valentin Bakardjiev's captivating installation "The Cube Universe" was featured at the Paper Biennale - Transition exhibition held at the Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands. Alongside his artwork, Valentin offered a unique workshop where participants learned the art of Shibori on Paper.

Shibori: A Time-Honored Technique

Shibori is a beautiful and versatile technique that involves folding, clamping, stitching, and dyeing fabric to create stunning resist patterns. Valentin's workshop showcased how this technique can be effectively adapted for paper, allowing you to create captivating designs with vibrant inks.

A Resounding Success

The Shibori on Paper workshop at the Paper Biennale proved to be a huge hit. Over 50 enthusiastic participants from across Europe joined Valentin to explore this fascinating technique. Under his expert guidance, they learned various Shibori methods and created their own one-of-a-kind artwork.

Shibori on Paper Workshop: during the WATER UNDER FIRE exhibition - 2024

This workshop, led by renowned artist Valentin Bakardjiev, offered participants a unique opportunity to explore the traditional Japanese technique of Shibori, adapted for paper creation.

A Vibrant Exploration

Under Valentin's expert guidance, participants learned various Shibori methods, transforming paper into stunning works of art using vibrant inks. The workshop's setting, the beautiful garden of Kunsthandel P. de Boer, provided a delightful and inspiring atmosphere.

Part of a Larger Story

This Shibori on Paper workshop was a highlight of the "Water under Fire" exhibition, which explored the interplay between water and art across eras. The workshop also enjoyed recognition by being featured in the prestigious Art on Paper Amsterdam fair program.

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