Limited Edition Print - Sylvie Auvray, Elvira, 2014
Sylvie Auvray is an artist based between Paris and Los Angeles. She works in many different mediums – from ceramics to paintings to etchings to jewelry making to photography. She always experiments with different materials, creating alchemy on paper or clay or any other medium she chooses. Her works are abstract and surreal, almost carnivalesque in character – she creates strange creatures, which are based on found objects or images. Select exhibition history includes: Francesca Pia Gallery, Zurich; Chantal Crousel, Paris; MAMCO, Geneva; Souvenir, Seoul; Nouveau Consortium, Dijon.
Villa Lena Foundation Print Editions- The Traditional Art of Printmaking with contemporary artists
Each year the Villa Lena Foundation works in collaboration with II Bisonte and a selection of contemporary artists on the Villa Lena residency programme in order to develop and produce a series of limited edition prints. Artists work with expert technicians to explore new techniques and push their practice into exciting and uncharted territory. A number of these unique prints are now available to purchase online.
Il Bisonte is a print-workshop for graphic arts founded in Florence in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita. Many artists – both Italian and non – accepted the invitation to work at Il Bisonte. including members of the Futurist movement -Gino Severini, Carlo Carrà, Alberto Magnelli, and such international stars as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder and Henry Moore. In 1983 Il Bisonte became a non-profit Cultural Centre and opened an international school, with the focus to preserve the teaching and printing of the traditional engraving techniques.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM PRINT SALES WILL GO TOWARDS SUPPORTING THE VILLA LENA FOUNDATION.