Ramas | Francisco de Goya & Maite Cascón

We are delighted to present Maite Cascón's first exhibition with Eames Fine Art in the Print Room this November, alongside etchings by Francisco de Goya. This special artist pairing represents the timelessness of etching and the importance of continuing the sharing of techniques and processes in printmaking across the ages. We have a master and an emerging artist, whose work transcends time, both exploring archetypes and characters in society- from folklore and real life- to analyse human behaviour.

 

Alongside 47 of Goya's Los Caprichos etchings, we will be showing Cascón's large scale, multi plate etching, The Trickster's Tree  and a selection of her latest monotypes and  etchings. TheThe Trickster's Tree series is inspired by the figure of the trickster taken from the Jungian Theory of Archetypes. This character, with the use of tricks or thievery, violates principles of the social or natural order to obtain something in return.

In folk stories and myths the trickster appear as shapeshifters, foolish or cunning characters that question and mock authority, disrupting their societies in order to establish a new one. This archetype is a symbol of change, chaos or progress.

We hope you enjoy delving into these dark and intricate works, these superb examples of the beauty of etching and aquatint from two artists working over 200 years apart.