les campagnes hallucinées | 2018-19

Les campagnes hallucinées is a work that draws its inspiration more particularly from the poem The city of Emile Verhaeren. Fascinated by industrial buildings, Blandine Galtier tries to reveal the poetry, the fragility she feels when she looks at them. The choice of technique and paper is important for this transmission. The artist opts for the direct bite on zinc, the carborundum which allows a material and an intensity of blacks, affirming the brutality of these buildings. The dry point, the aquatint are used in this case to translate the finesse, the detail. As for the paper, it supports the narration sought: the Hahnemühle 300g / m2 for the series Les campagnes hallucinées # 1, # 2… allows the embossing and highlights the materials created by the carborundum, the Tengucho 9g / m2 is used for the installation Brazza, its finesse filters the light and accounts for this perceived fragility.