Fine art, sculpture & photography in the heart of Kyiv since 1988
Stanislav Tolkachev is a photographer, musician, DJ, and music producer. Born in 1982 in Dnipro, Ukraine. In 2004 he began taking photographs on black & white film with a mid-format 6x6 camera. He is qualified in classic dark room photo printing, as well as Lith and Gumoil processes. In 2011 he discovered CTP Oil printing technique, and since then has continued to improve it. His work has been shown in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Spain, Sweden. He lives and works in Kyiv.
CTP Oil Printing Technique: The process of offset prepress on hydrophilic-hydrophobic aluminum CTP plates. Reminiscent of early 20th century bromoil and Coening's gumoil print of the 90s, but with modern aluminum offset photographic matrices as the final medium. The matrix is derived from a digital monochrome positive, made with professional HEIDELBERG type offset machines, with high line size and hybrid raster (stochastic). Oil paint is applied by hand, brush or roller. CTP Oil's image style can range from soft pictorial to dense, contrasting, grainy, graphic with colors of any color.