WOOD: Artist uses an ancient technique

Electronic cameras are freely available and cheap. Even cell telephones have them.

Snap! and a photo is created.

But not for Mariano Arias, who creates his illustrations with woodcuts. That means he labors intensely over a block of wood to create a relief of the scene. And then he prints it.

The artist’s work will be on display at the  Galería Dinorah Bolandi from Thursday to Oct. 4. The 22 works are of the markets of San José with an emphasis on the Mercado Central that was founded in 1880.

The exposition is in the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar.

The artist is a graduate of the  Universidad de Costa Rica and uses native woods in his work.mercado072915

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