Kijno - La liberté du monde - Object book, 2004


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Artist KIJNO Ladislas
Technics Sérigraphy
Material Hand made paper Moulin de Larroque
Size 17,71" x 13,77" Inchees

"Object Book" formwork Plexiglas with 5 original screenprints wrinkled and pasted. They are signed and numbered by the artist.

Crumpled paper and screen printed paste on handmade paper Moulin de Larroque.

Manual intervention with collage. Each piece is unique.

The texts are of Ladislas Kijno.

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Born to a French-American family in 1909 the Goetz painter, to overcome the difficulties of engraving, began looking for a technique that does not use water.

He developed in 1967, after 10 years of effort, carborundum etching.



Carborundum (silicon carbide) is a combined emanation of silicon and carbon, which is crystalline in nature and is similar to coal.

It is in the form of more or less fine-grained and has the distinction of strongly harden the materials with which it is mixed.

The recorder deposited on the metal or other support (plexiglass, ...) a paste of plastic resin (or other) and carborundum grains. Once dried, this very hard material has a relief. It is therefore not to incise a plate. The panel is used here only as a support for the added material, which is modeled asperities recessed and raised. This material has the advantage of retaining the ink with a wide variety of shades and structures.

From thereon, the printing process is identical to that of intaglio with the exception:

- The ink can be carried out both on the reliefs in the hollow,

- The shape given to the "matrix" smashes the paper and prints it in the press effect (up to 17 tons of pressure) as well as its negative colors applied by hand,

- The paper in thicker tank (600 gr) and humidified beforehand to soften it, is



The Goetz process used by painters is growing worldwide.

Variations of application and its technical possibilities are almost endless. Each artist reinvents and adapts the Goetz process open to the most diverse expressions.

Miro, Clave, Papart, Coignard, Hélénon, Brisson, including Cottavoz have applied or are still working with it always had innovation process.

Naturally it is possible to combine the carborundum etching with all other printing techniques.

Biography of KIJNO Ladislas:

Ladislas Kijno (1921-2012)

French painter born in Warsaw in 1921. His family moved to a small town in the Pas-de-Calais, Nœux-les-Mines in 1925. He studied philosophy, including Jean Grenier, then attended the workshop Germaine Richier in the post-World war II. He founded the Cadran group in 1950, with Paul Gay and focuses exclusively to painting from 1954.

His meeting with Louis Aragon and Ponge in 1943 has also led to much work in collaboration with poets. At the same time, he began a long correspondence with Paul Claudel.

At the end of the war, he experiences the first crumpled papers that will make it known internationally.

In 1949, he participated with some of the greatest artists of the first half of the twentieth century - Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Georges Rouault, Jean Bazaine, Germaine Richier, among others - to the decoration of the Church of Assy (Haute-Savoie) he painted a Last Supper for the crypt.

In 1955 Kijno burn all of it painted for two years (250 paintings) and share to settle in Antibes where, in 1957, the Dor Souchère friend of Nicolas de Staël and Pablo Picasso, takes the initiative to organize the first large Kijno exhibition at the Musée d'Antibes.

Based in Paris since 1958, Ladislas Kijno has, over the decades, multiplied sprays paint and has become one of the masters of the so-called crumpling technique. He became a member of the Salon de Mai steering committee from 1958 and regularly participate in major Parisian salons such New Realities, Comparisons, Department of Youth and Today Sacred Art, ...

The exhibitions are multiplying both in France and abroad, Kijno focuses increasingly on large-scale projects around the wall art. It carries a large mosaic with Luigi Guardigli for Louise-Michel college of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in 1968.

Countless tributes inhabit his creations: Nicolas de Stael, Nelson Mandela, then Gagarin Galilee; but still fighting alongside Algerian and Vietnamese peoples, but also Tahiti, China, Easter Island.

His research will also make it a synthesis between traditional techniques of painting and industrial discoveries, notably in the area of ​​vaporization and dyes. Ladislas Kijno has worked in series. He wanted to constantly reject the widened gap between abstraction and figuration, creating a personal world, using signs and curves that seem to create a modern mythology.

In 1974 Kijno involved in carrying large colorful structures with Albert Feraud, Pierre and Michel Guino Gastaud.

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