Monotyping is a technique between painting and printmaking, a way of working that Markos Kampanis has been very fond of since a very early stage. It may be labeled as painterly printmaking. The final print which is unique in contrast with actual printmaking where the result is a number of identical prints is still a product of printing but without the existence of the usual engraved printing plate. In many cases these “plates” have been created by a collage of different items (collagraphy) such as leaves, paper, cigarette ends, sand etc.
Some monotypes have undergone small painting additions while others are the result of multiple printing on the same paper with inks of a different hue or viscosity.
In 2007 and 2008 the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece staged a small retrospective show of the monotypes, with introductory texts by Irini Orati and M.K.