sasa marinkov

Sasa Marinkov


Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers
1967-71 BA Hons Fine Art. Leeds University
1975-76 Advanced Diploma in Printmaking. Central School of Art and Design

Collections include

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, Clifford Chance, King’s College London, Imperial War Museum, Polish Forestry Commission, Grafikverstan Godsmagasinet Sweden, Fitzwilliam Museum

Awards include

1990,1993 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. CCA & London Original Print Fair
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. Several A&C Black Printmaking books since 2001, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition catalogues, Twenty Concepts in Woodblock Printing by Merlyn Chesterman and Rod Nelson (Crowood Press 2023)

Group Exhibitions include

1990 .....Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions (most)
1993-97 South Bank / Arts Council Touring Exhibition ‘Prints from Wood’
1997, 2008 Xylon 13 and 14
2012 6th International Kyoto Hanga. Japan
2012 ‘Images of the City’. Printroom at home. London
2014,15 ‘The Royal Academy of Arts’ in Yorkshire at Zillah Bell Gallery
2015,2016 ‘The Masters’. Relief and Etching. Bankside Gallery
2018 ‘Print Rebels…and the Origins of the RE’. Touring….
Including.81st,83rd,85, 86th Society of Woodengravers Annual touring Exhibitions
2019 GG Print Studio 10th Anniversary. Galleri Astley. Uttersberg, Sweden
2020 ‘Art and Photography’ (online exhibition)
2018, 2021 White Box Gallery (2 person shows)
2022,2023 ‘Winter Show’ Orleans House Gallery

Artist’s statement

My preferred method of making images is through Relief Printmaking using wood or lino. I like exploring an expressive language in a dialogue between between positive and negative (most often printing in black ink on white paper), representation and abstraction, control and accident. I search for subjects with a camera or draw, sometimes using nature symbolically or a city in construction or destruction. Exploring ideas and teaching a variety of skills have been an important and absorbing part of my creative life.