Tortue des seychelles

$224
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From a limited edition of 10
34 x 24 cm
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Technique
Linocut
Type
Limited edition of 10
Material
Paper
Dimensions
34 x 24 cm
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Original print, linocut on japanese paper 24 x 34 cm, 2 pass image, matrix 12 x 21 cm, inking with oil typographic ink. Animal series based on live sketches in the menagerie of the Jardin des plantes in Paris.

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Eric Durant

Emerging artist Emerging artist

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BOIS COLOMBES (92), FRANCE

182 works

Since 1990, Éric Durant has regularly participated in national and international trade shows dedicated to engraving. Member of the engravers’ association "Engraver Maintenant". Engraving, now, for this artist is: Drawing by digging its furrow, testing the resistance of the material, generating a matrix, inking, unwinding, printing. Reveal an image... Keep a memory, honour the margins, celebrate slowness, do everything backwards, be there.


About linocut:
Over the years, linocut has established itself in its artistic activity as a privileged means of expression. It is a relief engraving technique (saving size) similar to wood engraving. Surfaces dug with a gouge will not be printed. The matrix is made of linoleum. It is a humble, artisanal practice that offers a slow ritual, with long drying times, where surprise and the unexpected, by decision, intuition or chance can occur, and reproduce, at different stages of creation. The power of colour, specific to oil-based typographic ink, the effects of textures due to printing conditions or the nature of the substrate, are combined with the possibilities of matrix permutations. The simplicity and modesty of the technique, which creative work can make people forget, continue to seduce him and feed his creation.

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