Alligand - Naissance 2


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Artist ALLIGAND Bernard
Technics Carborundum etching
Material French hand made paper Moulin de Larroque
Size 20,47" x 16,14" Inchees

"Naissance 2"

Original carborundum etching signed and numbered by the artist.

Small run of 30 copies.

Manual intervention with paint hightlights. Each piece is different.

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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 ALLIGAND Bernard:

Alligand Bernard was born in 1953 in Angers (Maine et Loire). He was introduced to graphic art for three years and then to modeling and engraving.

After exhibiting in the Pays de Loire and won several awards, he settled on the French Riviera in 1982 and set up his studio in Vence.

There he will meet with the dealers and collectors Jacques Matarasso, Paul Hervieu, Frédéric Gollong who will defend his work. He met Henri Goetz that will help deepen engraving techniques, including the Carborundum. Pierre Wicart New Vision offers him his first exclusive contract.

Based in Paris since 1993, he only leaves his workshop Vence in 1996.

On texts of poets, Jean-Pierre Geay, Tita Reut, Gaston Puel, Michel Butor ... and under the impulse of publishers, he produced numerous books bibliophile from 1995.

James Coignard Pasnic presents the workshop with whom he now works for over twenty years for his prints. He rubs artists including Max Papart, Pierre-Marie Brisson, Hervé Di Rosa, Arthur Luiz Piza-Hans Steffens, James Guitet, Soichi Hasegawa, Serge Hélénon, Tobiasse Andre Cottavoz Gerard Eppelé ...

Since 1981, institutions, galleries and dealers exhibiting his work in France and abroad.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives it an artists' residence in Finland (1994), Egypt (1998, 1999, 2000, 2006), Morocco (2001, 2002), Iceland (2007), UAE (2007, 2008), Jordan ( 2009), Laos (2012). During these stays, he represented France at the International Biennial "Imagining the Book" at the Library of Alexandria, the International Art Festival in Amman, the French Spring in the National Library in Reykjavik and exhibits in several French cultural centers .

He exhibited in many institutional sites: Castle of Aubenas (1993, 2001, 2005, 2011), Carmel Tarbes (2003), Chapel of the Thonon-les-Bains Visitation (2004), Temple of Chaurey (2008), media Toussaint Angers (2009, 2012), Grand Théâtre d'Angers (2012) ... in galleries and libraries: Matarasso (Nice), Lacan (Strasbourg), Arcades, Arenthon, Nicaise, Demange, (Paris), Dazy (Dijon ) Ducastel (Avignon), Raugraff (Nancy), Vasse (Lille), ...

It develops its relations with the corporate world, working for Compaq, Xerox, Socotec, Onyx, Groupe Tests, Caisse d'Epargne, Unicef, ...

Of his many trips to Europe, Japan, Korea, Egypt, Morocco, Iceland, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, he brought material and inspirational themes.

His work examines the role and properties of matter. The light flashed or reflected, color exults, abstraction touches figuration. Careful work with customs and cultures. In this, his artistic approach is modern and specific, written in a "lyrical Abstract matiériste" phrase with an ethnological dimension.

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