Di Rosa - Le Grand-Père


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Artist DI ROSA Hervé
Technics Carborundum etching
Material Hand made paper Moulin de Larroque
Size 22,83" x 18,89" Inchees

"Le Grand-Père"

Original carborundum etching signed and numbered by the artist.

Small run of 30 copies.

Manual intervention with collages. 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 DI ROSA Hervé:

Hervé DI ROSA was born in Sète 17 December 1959.

In 1978, he left his hometown to Paris, where he settled with his friend and painter Robert Combas. DI ROSA enrolled at the National School of Decorative Arts and made his first paintings.

It uses non-traditional images, simple, colorful and illustrative, images closely linked to the comic codes, revival of painting in the 1980s, often taking a painting to comics, to rock and graffiti. This is the birth of the movement Figuration Libre.

Together with his brother Richard, sculptor, he designed numerous facilities including the largest "Viva Di Rosa" is presented in 1988 at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris.

In 1993, Hervé DI ROSA undertaking a world tour during which he will conduct a series of studies using cultures and modes of expression of each country of temporary residence. The first series, "Dirosaicones" is set in 1993 at the FIAC on the stand of the Galerie Louis Carré.

The second set is made in Ghana where Hervé DI ROSA visits in 1994.

In 1998, he completed a volcanic scoria mosaic and white coral debris for Reunion. On the occasion of the World Cup football that year, he painted eight paintings on this theme and participated in the exhibition "80 artists around the world" at the Enrico Navarra Gallery. At the FIAC this year, he has to shell lacquer panels of pearl inlays and eggs made in Viet Nam.

In 2000, he founded the international museum of modest Arts in Sète.

In 2003, he moved to Miami.

In 2012 he exhibited his large to ENCAN space of La Rochelle.

In 2014, he established the "Modest Tropics" at the Quai Branly Museum.

Vivacity and tones found in the work of Hervé di Rosa, make him a globetrotting artist fed cultures of the world, a real journey of Miami, Mexico, Africa, Cuba, Israel, Vietnam, South Africa, Haiti, Tunisia ...

The artist is in the news of her time with a colorful style graphics with a painting that refers to the popular arts. It boasts membership in an urban mass culture.

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