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RETURN FROM ICELAND

MATERIALS AND CREATIONS

 

SINCE HIS VISIT TO THE LASCAUX CAVES IN THE 80S - A REAL ARTISTIC SHOCK - BERNARD ALLIGAND HAS STRIVED TO FIX THE MEMORY OF THE COUNTRIES HE CROSSED AND THE LANDS HE Tread.

Also, wherever he is, he does not fail to take, meticulously and with discernment, both on the surface and in depth, a little of this earth and the multiple materials that compose it, to reintegrate it into his works. , making it revive and exist in another dimension, that of canvas or paper. Highlighting the material, in its smallest crevices and detours, sublimating it in some way, this is the path that the artist has traced for himself over the past thirty years. 

Film "ECHOS" de Axel Clévenot sur le travail de Bernard Alligand sur l'Islande

THE WORK OF BERNARD ALLIGAND, OF AN Astonishing UNITY, has not ceased to evolve and renew itself, to deepen, since the beginning of his career at the beginning of the 80s. Neither figurative nor abstract, transcending borders of creation, Bernard Alligand is in search of his own expression with the fierce desire to find a balance between shapes and textures. Employing mixed techniques very early on in his compositions, he draws his inspiration from the places he crosses or rather that he excavates with patience and tenacity, like an archaeologist. His "harvests", as he calls them, of minerals and plants, nourish his works, and through a strange alchemy, are reborn on the canvas in a new space, where the material is in a way transcended by the hand of the artist. .

Extract from the Retour d'Islande catalog, text by Pascal Fulacher.

CANVAS

ORIGINALS ON PAPER

Technique Mixte. Sands, volcanic earth, oxidation, fragments of schist, on Velin BFK Rives paper 250 g - F. from 20 x 20, 30 x 30 cm to 40 x 40 cm

AQUAGRAVURES

Technique Mixte.Reconstituted rag paper. 2 versions: white or with black sand highlights F. 52.5 x 52.5 cm

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