Mois de l’estampe
September 28 - October 19, 2002
From September 28 to October 19, Galerie Trois Points, in collaboration with Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron, the Embassy of France and the Alliance Française in Canada, is pleased to present the work of James Coignard; these engravings were also exhibited in 2000 at the Stockholm Art Fair.
French artist of international reputation, James Coignard was first known as a painter before being recognized as a painter-engraver. It was an encounter with Henri Goetz in 1968 that was the decisive point in the career of the artist. Goetz, who has just invented carborundum engraving, shares this with Coignard, who finds in this new technique a more direct approach to traditional engraving and allows as much freedom of expression as painting. From the start Coignard adopts this technique; his friends Clavé, Miro and Papart do the same.
Over the years, Coignard has pushed the technique further. With his master printers Pascal Gauvard and Nicholas Mesnil du Buisson Atelier Pasnic of Paris, he achieved in his carborundum carvings the spontaneity, freshness and originality found in his paintings.
In the past, James Coignard presented his work at the Galleri Sonet (Stockholm), the Alex Rosenberg Gallery, the Dyansen Gallery (Beverly Hills / San Francisco), the Lucette Herzog Gallery (Paris) and the Oslo Museum , among others. Its production has been the subject of various retrospectives, notably at the Tours Museum and Galleri Nordenvind (Denmark).