Print studios

The Art of Printing of the 70's

This video from the 70s is a very important document that sees artists such as Alberto Burri, Victor Pasmore, Pierre Alechinsky, Max Bill, Eduardo Chillida, Graham Sutherland and Afro at work, who together with Valter and Eleonora Rossi create graphic works using various techniques: etching, aquatint, drypoint, lithography on stone and screen printing.


Davide Rossi from 1980 to 1984 documented the work of Valter and Eleonora Rossi from the New York studio with Pierre Alechinsky and Wallasse Ting at the Vigna Antonianina Stamperia d'Arte in Rome with Renato Guttuso, Sam Francis, Valerio Adami, Enzo Cucchi and Nancy Graves. The documentary edited by Vittorio Armentano starts with the Henry Moore exhibition organized on the occasion of the inauguration of the new 2RC headquarters, the Antonininana vineyard.

Tan Ping - 2009

This is the documentary of the first 2RCCAFA workshop in the printmaking department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, which features artist Tan Ping, accompanied by Valter and Eleonora Rossi, working on the copper plates of two new engravings. In this video it is possible to follow all the processes: from the artist who works, to the color proofs, to the printing up to the signing of the print voucher.

Liu Ye - 2010

The second 1RCCAFA workshop took place from 15 April to 2010 June 2, in the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. This year the artist Liu Ye was sent to work with whom two new etchings were produced. In this video you can follow the printing process starting from the artist's work up to the finished product.

Liu Ye - 2011

In spring 2011 at the 2RCCAFA - Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, engraving department, artist Liu Ye, together with Valter and Eleonora Rossi, produced his third engraving. “Pinocchio”, this was the first time ever that the artist represented this famous Italian character. The engraving was produced using the techniques: 2RC Essence Technique, etching, drypoint and aquatint.

Ding Yi - 2012

Artist Ding Yi at work in the 2RCCAFA Embedding Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Bejing in the spring of 2012. In this video you can see the entire editorial and technical process. This is the first etching made by the artist with the techniques of soft wax, drypoint and aquatint. The title of this recording is "Appearance of Crosses 2012."

Zeng Hao - 2013

This is a video where you can see a three year project with artist Zeng Hao. Three editions, two of which printed in Italy at Vigna Antonininana and one at the 2RCCAFA studio, engraving department of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. The experience between the artist and Eleonora and Valter Rossi has been very intense in recent years, both technically and humanly.

Zhang Xiaogang - 2013 Beijing

In 2013 the 2RC mobile printing house moved again to the studio of the artist Zhang Xiaogang, where the Reds organized a small graphics workshop because the artist, very reserved, did not want to work at the Academy.

In this simple and quiet study, two series of small etchings and aquatints were born: the first with three etchings, "Speechless Series", and the second with nine "Lost Dreams Series", for which the artist, with an intuition which can only be defined as sacred, typical of Chinese culture. Zhang Xiaogang put himself entirely in Eleonora's hands, fully aware of the magical quality with which she is gifted to create color.

Francesco Clemente - 2014 

For the first time, in April 2014, an internationally renowned Western artist, Francesco Clemente, hosted the spring workshop at the 2RCCAFA in Beijing. The collaboration between Valter's 2RC and Eleonora Rossi and Francesco Clemente began in the early 80s and continues to this day.