This is a limited edition engraving, but with unique hand painting. Each numbered print in the edition is slightly different due to the hand washes that François chooses to make on the thin chine collé paper, applied during the printing process. This work is sold unframed, although framing can be organised for you if you wish.
Friche / Fallow Land
dry point on hand painted chine collé
|Original / Edition||
1/1 (limited plate edition number 1 of 9), 1/1 (limited plate edition number 2 of 9)
70 x 120 cm
François Pont’s engravings/paintings offer a sense of space and rhythm in the landscape – valleys, mountains, lagoons, crossings, openings, passages and regeneration. Several years ago, whilst on a residency in Berlin, François discovered the urban wastelands. These uncultivated patches, in the heart of the city, are spaces of freedom for weeds that arise without conditioning. They are a beautiful metaphor for what will be born and what we do not yet know. François now lives and works in London where he takes care of small patches of English-style urban gardens. The spontaneity and lightness of transparent colour wash applied to delicate Chinese paper, combined with the repetitive and laborious methods of printing, give new and unique life to each engraving. The large format of each print opens up the space, interrupted by gestural accents and lines that rise, descend, dig and move away, capturing all the vibrations of the wastelands and the gardens of François Pont – his landmarks in this vast world.