Astrid de La Forest - Figures du vivant


Astrid de La Forest dans l’atelier de Raymond Meyer © Cynthia Mai Ammann

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From 21 June 2023to 29 October 2023
Opening 20 June 2023

One of the unique characteristics of the art of Astrid de La Forest (*1962) is that she is both engraver and painter. She expresses simultaneously a need for space, non-verbal communication and a use of colour that makes her work similar to painting, but to an art of painting that relies on printing ink that needs to pass through the press.


A keen traveller, she draws her subjects from her observation of nature, the animal world, landscapes and portraits. Her preferred motifs emerge on the sheet as manifestations of the visible, thanks to the play of arabesque and transparency offered by the inking and superimposition of the plates.


An exhibition of the Cabinet cantonal des estampes curated by Florian Rodari, curator of the Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex


Neither a monograph in the strict sense of the word, nor a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s oeuvre, the book accompanying the exhibition was conceived as a conversation between two sensitivities seeking to better understand the secrets of expression thanks to the prestige of ink. This conversation relies on the words that sprang from the writer’s pen and on the images engraved and printed by the artist.


Co-edition Snoeck and Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex

French, 176 pages, 118 illustrations, bound, 21 x 28 cm

Sales price: CHF 35.–

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