Untitled II by Christian Fossier

Untitled II by Christian Fossier

Untitled II

Christian Fossier

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Title

Untitled II

 
Artist
Year
1971  
Technique
aquatint with etching 
Image Size
20 x 28 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
112 of 150  
Annotations
pencil dated, '71 
Reference
 
Paper
heavyweight ivory wove Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
Editions Galerie Lahumiere, chop in lower right corner 
Inventory ID
16582 
Price
$450.00 
Description

The thread of connection in the works of Christian Fossier can be found in the sumptuous weight, depth, and precision of each image, communicating stunning dimensionality on the flat surface of the plate. In Untitled II, the unidentified object is wrought in shadow and light like a steel sculpture. The overall shape is seemingly poured into a precisely wrought mold, pooling in the lower corners in velveteen aquatint; and from the black ink he draws out the delicate texture of brushed metal using etching. A mysteriousness lies beneath each subject, at once mechanical, cinematic, and erotic.

Christian Fossier was born in Paris on September 9, 1943. He worked as an art professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Artz in Metz 1977 to 1981, and as professor-workshop (engraving) at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des beaux-Arts in Paris (ENSBA) from 1987 to 1993. He exhibited at Galerie Lahumière which had "strengthened its commitment to geometric and 'constructed' abstraction. It represents not only historic artists within this movement...but also contemporary and vanguard artists."

 

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