Gérard Trignac

(Bordeaux-Gironde-Fr)

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Gerard Trignac

 

was born in 1955 in Bordeaux, he first studied architecture from 1975 to 1978, after a brief stint at the École des Beaux-Arts . In 1982, he was one of the winners of the 53rd promotion of artists hosted at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid , where he stayed for two years, until 1984.

 

Gérard Trignac's engraved work focuses mainly on the themes of imaginary architecture and fantastic landscapes. Some of his engravings evoke the compositions of the plates of Piranesi (Italian engraver of the 18th century) . Apart from commissioned work, his drawings explore the same vein. He uses both etching, chisel and drypoint at the same time and makes the prints himself, in limited numbers. The play of light and shadow is important, with a wide range of grays.

 

The creation process can take several months to be completed. His work is figurative but in his plates, hardly any human presence, only sometimes tiny characters who go almost unnoticed merge into the architectural environment.

Fascinated by architecture, in particular that of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux , Gérard Trignac gathers important documentation, in books or magazines before carrying out sketches. Another source of inspiration comes from his strolls in the cities. The titles of his works, chosen on purpose, participate in his poetic universe. Its fantastic universe suggests mystery and worry.

Gérard Trignac
Gérard Trignac

Quai XI

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Gérard Trignac
Gérard Trignac

Les falaises de marbre

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Gérard Trignac
Gérard Trignac

Quai XI

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