Nicole Coson is an artist from London (born and raised in Manila, Philippines) who makes ghostly and obscure art pieces using the monotype printing technique.
Leaving Wikipedia the duty to explain in detail the monotype working process, I only tell you that Nicole puts a layer of ink into a metal plate and then plays with it, scratching it, removing it with cloth scraps and fingers until she is satisfied with the result. She then transfers the image to paper using and old etching press.
The final results are dark and almost abstract black and white images that, with a closer look reveal ghostly details: an eye, an ear, a sort of distorted mouth line or some kind of smeared portrait.
Nicole’s artworks are even more intriguing if you consider they are unique and subject to limited control during the printing process. With monotype printing only one copy per plate can be pressed and the result is always unpredictable.
If you like the examples here, head to Nicole’s website ( nicolecoson.com) for more and don’t forget to share this post.
Images © Nicole Coson