Date(s) - 03/03/2017 - 11/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Engraving Exhibition: Works by Vincent Gagliardi
3- 11 March @ Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum
The exhibition will be inaugurated on 3 March , 5.30pm.
Vincent Gagliardi is a French mixed media artist who first discovered the traditional hand engraving technique during his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Metz and never let it go. Over the years, Gagliardi has created black and white then colored engravings recycling worn linoleumform abandoned houses. ‘The linoleum still bare traces of the people who once lived these houses and I like that the material had its own experience.’ His nontoxic technique is somehow similar to block printing but the use of linoleum allows him to obtain unique artistic effect not possible with most woods. ‘With this material I feel very close to the act of drawing on a piece of paper’. Beyond this, his approach is singular yet varied, using every day materials and other mediums, adding poesy, philosophy and humor. Gagliardi is like a child playing without boundaries.