Limited edition etching by Sylvie Auvray

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Limited edition etching by Sylvie Auvray

700.00

Elvira, 2014

 

Embossed spit-bite aquatint drypoint etching, inked ‘à la poupée’
70 x 50 cm unframed
Edition of 30 plus 5 artist's proofs
(SA-0001)

 

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Sylvie works in many different mediums – from ceramics to paintings to etchings to jewellery making to photography. She always experiments with different materials, making alchemy on paper or clay or any other medium she chooses. Her works are abstract and surreal, almost carnivalesque in character – she creates strange creatures, which are based on found objects or images. Working on her print at Il Bisonte, she surprised everyone with the imaginative selection of materials – far from using the traditional etching pen on copper plate, she used different liquids in order to create imagery by chance. At the end, the large shape in the middle is reminiscent of a ghostly spirit, so she name the print after Elvira – the local legend of a young beauty who haunts the woods of Villa Lena.

Select exhibition history includes: Francesca Pia Gallery, Zurich; Chantal Crousel, Paris; MAMCO, Geneva; Souvenir, Seoul; Nouveau Consortium, Dijon.

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Il Bisonte is a print-workshop for graphic arts founded in Florence in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita. Many artists – both Italian and non – accepted the invitation to work at Il Bisonte. including members of the Futurist movement - Gino Severini, Carlo Carrà, Alberto Magnelli, and such international stars as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder and Henry Moore. In 1983 Il Bisonte became a non-profit Cultural Centre and opened an international school, with the focus to preserve the teaching and printing of the traditional engraving techniques.