fbpx
Arnaud Vasseux, Floating Ink
Arnaud Vasseux, Floating Ink

Encres flottantes – Arnaud Vasseux

With the “Encres flottantes”, Arnaud Vasseux takes up an ancient Japanese technique whose gestures and elements are the least numerous and the simplest: suminagashi. A water-filled bin serves as a testing ground. The traditional ratio is reversed: instead of pouring the ink on the paper, the paper is placed on the surface of the ink. It is the sheet that captures, by simple contact, the ink film that floats on the surface of the water.

The “Encres flottantes” that Arnaud Vasseux has been practicing since 1992 derive their method from a Japanese technique, suminagashi,or floating ink (Encres flottantes). This technique of paper capture accepts chance; it was invented in the 12th century and later spread to Europe by perfecting itself by adding substances mixed with water and inks. Now called marbled paper or vat paper, it is mainly used in the field of binding as a guard page.

Arnaud Vasseux takes up this ancient Japanese technique whose gestures and elements are the least numerous and the simplest. A water-filled bin serves as a testing ground. The traditional ratio is reversed: instead of pouring the ink on the paper, the paper is placed on the surface of the ink. It is the sheet that captures, by simple contact, the ink film that floats on the surface of the water. The result escapes the deed of inscription specific to the drawing. Each sheet fixes the expansion of a drop of ink deposited on the surface of the water.

As in photography, the medium comes to record and capture, like a snapshot, the state of a moving phenomenon. The final form is the result of an experience in which matter is expressed in its interaction with duration, water, air and paper. The artist then becomes an operator more than a composer.

Sebastien Arrighi, Simile #3 - 2016

Sebastien Arrighi, Simile #03

Landscape of the American “Far West”, made inside a video game.

Pigment inkjet print on Canson® Infinity photographic rag 310 g/m. Edition of 3 – 2 E.A.

22.5 x 32 cm, unframed.

Part of the “Simile” series

Inquire »
Couverture du livre publié aux éditions Analogues, 2018

Arnaud Vasseux, Pièces non balayées

Monographie, publiée aux éditions Analogues.

Auteurs : Philippe Cyroulnik, Olivier Kaeppelin, Fabien Faure, Arnaud Vasseux, Sally Bonn, Emmanuel Latreille, François Durif.
Descriptif 

: 22 x 30 cm, 160 pages, broché.
Langues : français, anglais.
Parution décembre 2018.
Isbn : 978-2-35864-110-4.

Inquire »

Find out more about the artist:

Arnaud Vasseux, Creux

Arnaud Vasseux

Arnaud Vasseux gives a determinant place to phenomena, materials and their handling as a processes that help understanding and sense making.. He considers processes that

Read more »

Other works by Arnaud Vasseux documented on our website:

Sebastien Arrighi - Bouquet de griffes, 2020

Sebastien Arrighi, Bouquet de griffes

Photographie de paysage faisant partie de la série “Ora” de Sebastien Arrighi.

En préfiguration d’une présentation publique de la série, cette image est disponible dans une édition limitée à 25 exemplaires, format 50 x 70 cm chacun signé et numéroté par l’artiste, disponible au prix exceptionnel de 100 euros si commandé avant le 1er décembre 2020.

Read more »
Jean Philippe Roubaud, Didascalie 1: Nature/Culture

Jean Philippe Roubaud, Didascalie 1: Nature/Culture

Catalogue de l’exposition éponyme de Jean Philippe Roubaud à la galerie Sintitulo, du 17 novembre 2017 au 13 janvier 2018.

Publié avec l’aide du CNAP – Centre National des Arts Plastiques.

Textes: Jean Marc Réol et Cristina Albertini Bahnarel.

Traduction: Cristina Albertini Bahnarel et Maurag Jordan.

Photographies: Jean Philippe Roubaud et Favret & Manez.

54 pages, couverture souple, édité à 500 exemplaires

ISBN: 978-2-9560839-0-0

Read more »
Delphine Wibaux, Arbre Scandola

Delphine Wibaux, Absorption (Scandola), 2018 – 2020

Image végétale vivante et évolutive au fil des années, volontairement non fixée. Elle est réalisée à partir d’un positif photographique posé sur un papier mat neutre sans solvant ni acide sur lequel a été appliqué une solution végétale sensible à la lumière et à l’écoulement du temps. La solution a été préparée et récoltée par l’artiste dans son environnement de travail.

Taille: 31,9 X 15,4 cm – non encadrée

Edition de 4 exemplaires + 3 épreuves d’artiste

 

Read more »

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us if you need more info about the artworks and the artist.

If you would like to see the artworks at the gallery, we kindly advise you should call us before to make sure we prepare them for you. We do not stock in the gallery all the artwoks presented on our website.

It is sometimes possible to meet the artists in their workshop. If you would like to organise a visit, please do not hesitate to talk to us about it.

+33 4 92 92 13 25

Merci de nous contacter. Nous allons vous répondre aussi vite que possible.