“I’m a basement dweller,” says Andrew Kosten. And it’s true, literally. He does bank major dwell time in the basement studio of his Brookings home, cranking (again, literally) out intaglio vignettes from the world inside his head.
From this world, strange, forlorn and fantastical characters conduit via pencil onto the pages of his many sketchbooks. Then his work begins. And work is his m.o.
“I’m always making, always working. I’m kind of the silent worker type, that’s just inherently who I am.”
Printmaking through the traditional etching method is a labor-intensive process.
“It’s a very physical process. That’s what I really love about the process is its physicality. That’s why I’ve chosen to make prints is I’ve been in love with the process since I first did it.”…
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