Christine Guichard creates works on paper, playing with the bright whites and velvety blacks of ink. Specializing in engraving, she passionately explores the technique, turning the metal plate into a sculpted relief, not merely a matrix for reproduction. In her recent works, gold is introduced, enhancing the interplay of black shapes on white paper. The paper itself becomes embossed, creating peaks that catch the light, adorned with gold accents.
During the printing process, akin to a photographer developing photographs, Christine refines her work. She meticulously searches for the right colors, experiments with effects such as cracked textures, velvety finishes, and varying ink viscosities. She even combines different techniques on the same print, including plastic engraving, wood, and linocut.
Her engravings and embossings are truly unique or produced in limited prints, always crafted on high-quality papers made of 100% cotton with a neutral pH.