Nina Nolte learned the screen printing process during her working grant in Paris in 2012. It suits her graphic thinking, which was particularly evident in her early work phase from 1983 – 2003. The acrylic paints replace the screens.
Serigraphy which is another term for screen printing was developed as a graphic printing technique in Asia. The printing process that come from the printing screen is produced through different options where parts of the screen are rendered colour-impermeable. This process is done with stencils, glue or chemical emulsions. After applying the ink to the screen and distributing it, it is printed on the underlying paper.
This technical process was especially used in the USA by artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, pioneers of Pop Art. The serigraphy will be then used in Europe after the Second War by artists like Willi Baumeister. Since color printing can be indefinitely repeated without any noticeable wear, Nina Nolte loves using it in her creative process as a method to reproduce selected pictorial motifs.