Sonia Mottier

(Nantes-Loire-Atlantique-Fr) 

Sonia MOTTIER (Nantes-Loire Atlantique)

Sonia MOTTIER

 

Born in 1969 in France. She lives and works in Nantes, as an artist, author in visual art, engraver and master in mezzotint.

 

“For several years my artistic works have been inspired by the theme of the creation of the Universe, studied in all its forms: through writings on spirituality, philosophy, mythology, Greek and Hindu cosmogony, theology, theurgy, metaphysics, but also through scientific writings in anatomy, cosmology or quantum physics. Through my intuitive metaphors, I stage the energies, historical events (religious or dogmatic), through symbolic forms, in an abstract imagery sometimes mixed with the figurative, thus expressing the interactions between palpable matter and these invisible forces of the 'Universe'.

 

Mathematics, geometric abstractions and especially fractal shapes are a big part of his visual expression.

 

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Mezzotint has been her favorite engraving technique and medium of expression since 2015. She cradles and engraves her metal plates herself (sizes ranging from 10 x15cm to 60 x 80cm) with this tool called "the cradle." Several months of development are necessary for the elaboration of the compositions: research of writing, but also sketches of fractals conceived in computer before the engraving itself. She prints her engravings herself, at the Museum of the printing of Nantes on a Ledeuil press His engravings are part of museum collections around the world.

Sonia Mottier.
Sonia Mottier.

" Au commencement Mezzotint. matrice : 30 x 40 cms;

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Sonia Mottier
Sonia Mottier

Convergence Mezzotint Matrice : 40 x 50 cms.

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Sonia Mottier.
Sonia Mottier.

" Au commencement Mezzotint. matrice : 30 x 40 cms;

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