sasa marinkov

Sasa Marinkov RE


1967-71 BA Hons Fine Art. Leeds University
1971-72 PGCE London University Institute of Education
1975-76 Advanced Diploma in Printmaking. Central School of Art and Design


Leeds University, London University Institute of Education, National Westminster Bank, Cabo Frio Brazil, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Clare College Cambridge, The London Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Ashmolean Museum, British Rail Freight, Bank of China, Department of Transport, Galerija Graficki Kolektiv and Quadra Beograd, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, Arts Council UK, Guanlan China, King’s College London, Polish Forestry Commission, Grafikverstan Godsmagasinet Sweden, Fitzwilliam Museum

Awards and publications include

1990 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. CCA Award
1993 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. London Original Print Fair Award 
1992 The Department of Transport. Mall Galleries
2008 Intaglio Print Prize. RE Annual Members Show
2011 London Lives Print Award
2011 Clifford Chance Purchase Prize. RE Annual Members Show
2014 Intaglio Printmaking Prize. RE Originals. Bankside Gallery
2021 ‘Print with a Point’ prize (joint). 83rd SWE Annual Touring Exhibition

Prints illustrated in James Hamilton ‘Woodengraving and the Woodcut in Britain 1890-1901’ (1994 pub. Barry and Jenkins). 2001 'Sasa Marinkov's picture book' pub. Quince Tree Press 2001. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition illustrated catalogues (several). A & C Black Printmaking Books (several).

Recent group Exhibitions include

1990 .....Royal Academy Summer Shows (most)
1993-97 South Bank / Arts Council Touring Exhibition ‘Prints from Wood’
2008 Xylon 14. 1997 Xylon 13
2009 ‘1984-DACS’ Anniversary Show. Kowalsky Gallery London
2011 Pushing Print. Margate
2012 6th International Kyoto Hanga. Japan
2012 ‘Images of the City’. Printroom at home. London
2012 75th Annual Exhibition. Society of Wood Engravers. Bath
2013 22nd Annual Salon. Angers. La France
2014 Strokowo ‘Plener’. Poland
2014,15 ‘The Royal Academy of Arts’ in Yorkshire at Zillah Bell Gallery
2015 Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition. Japan
2015,2016 ‘The Masters’. Relief and Etching. Bankside Gallery
2016 ‘Shakespeare. A Celebration’. Bankside Gallery
2018 Richmond Upon Thames Art House Open Studios
2018 'From Red to Land'. Whitebox Gallery, Blackheath. 2 person
2018 ‘Print Rebels...and the Origins of the RE’. Touring
2018-21 81st,83rd Society of Wood Engravers Annual touring exhibitions
2019 GG Print Studio 10th Anniversary. Galleri Astley, Uuttersberg, Sweden
2020 ‘Art and Photography’. (online exhibition)
2020 ‘Art Unlocked’ and ‘Beyond the Frame’. Orleans House Gallery
2021 ‘From Ryoanji to Riverside’. Whitebox Gallery. Blackheath. 2 person

Artist’s statement

My preferred method of making images is through relief printmaking. I like exploring this expressive language in a dialogue between positive and negative, representation and abstraction, control and accident. I use lino, birch plywood, lemon wood, Japanese and European papers and often hand burnish the prints. I search for subjects with a camera or draw and freeze a landscape in time, sometimes using nature symbolically or show a city in construction or destruction. I continue the journey in the making of the print. Teaching ideas, and a wide variety of skills, have been an important and absorbing part of my creative life.

Handling and caring for prints

Pick up prints at both sides simultaneously to prevent cracking of the paper. When framing, request acid free archival museum board for backing and mount, so that paper and image do not discolour and deteriorate.