The album presents a selection of works by Jadwiga and Ryszard Otręba, outstanding artists who were also linked by their love for graphic arts. Although their works differ in terms of technique and form, the publication is an attempt to find common references and experiences that connect them.
The album opens with an interview with artists – a story about shared everyday life which they combined with active participation in artistic, academic and social life. The catalogue part, consisting of 25 selected works of each artist, was divided into five chapters corresponding to the interview narrative – Artistic beginnings, The artist couple, With prints and with family, On the go, In the circle of friends. The entire publication is filled with private photos of the artists and souvenirs from their family archives, which offers a more private image of the artist couple.
The catalogue was published on the occasion of Printmaking as a Pair. Jadwiga Kaim-Otręba and Ryszard Otręba, an exhibition on show at the ICC Gallery from February 2nd to March 28th, 2021.