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Mireille Gros

*1954 Aarau, lives in Basel and Paris www.mireillegros.ch

  • "Amitiés Végétales" 2014
  • Aquatint / brush etching
  • Edition of: 25
  • Size of image: 69,00 cm x 49,70 cm
  • Size: 99,50 cm x 76,00 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 560.00
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"Amitiés Végétales" is the fifth project by Mireille Gros for the Edition VFO. The blue areas and colour gradients suggest a group of flowers. The plate tone also shows a hint of blue. The work thus by no means tips over into coolness, but appears fresh and delicate. Mireille Gros is not looking for the "Blue Flower" - although motif, color and title seduce to such a conclusion. However, the romantic is not entirely excluded, it shimmers in an undertone. "The starting point of my working method is neither theory, concept nor a specific idea. All ideas are kept on the same level for as long as possible without favouring a particular idea, in order to be open to the course of behaviour, the course of the 'world', the course of nature. From moment to moment the potential of a situation is spontaneously explored. What corresponds to a given situation is explored, whereby the pictorial technique can also change at any time. That which arises from within itself thrives. It is a purposeless procedure, a happening and letting happen..." (MG).

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  • The use of the useless 1/2011
  • Vernis mou/Chine collé
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 38,00 cm
  • Size: 69,00 cm x 55,00 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 320.00
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  • The use of the useless 2/2011
  • Vernis mou/Chine collé
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 38,00 cm
  • Size: 69,00 cm x 55,00 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 560.00
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  • Beide Arbeiten (1+2/2011) zusammen
  • Edition of: 30
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 800.00
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"The use of the useless 1+2" are inspired by the artist's engagement with China and especially with the Chinese poet and philosopher Zhuang Zi (ca. 369 - 286 BC). The title of the most recent works for the VFO is taken from his collection of texts: "The Book of Spontaneity: On the Use of Uselessness and the Culture of Slowness". The texts have inspired the artist to a new strategy of her artistic action: the new works increasingly show an experimental, spontaneous attitude that gives room to chance. The supposedly useless is questioned in its uselessness. The two prints present delicate, fragile structures. Both leaves are plant fragments from China. For Mireille Gros they are not abstractions, because she starts from nothing, which she explores until it becomes "something". The colours of the Far Eastern "flower aura" - in "Use of the useless 2" they scurry discreetly across the paper - were applied to the chine-collé paper with fine watercolours before printing and also originate from China.

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  • Nouvelles réserves naturelles, 2005
  • Vernis mou/Chine collé
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 69,50 cm x 49,30 cm
  • Size: 98,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 440.00
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In 1992 Mirelle Gros visits the last primary rainforest of West Africa in the Ivory Coast. Inspired by the great biodiversity on the one hand, and shaken by the fact that at least one species per day disappears or dies out forever on the other, she begins to invent her own plant varieties on her return. These plant drawings could be seen in 1994 under the title "Réserves naturelles" at the Kunsthalle Basel. In 1997 Dieter Köpplin showed the corresponding travel and idea books. The jungle plant cycle has found its continuation in 2001 and 2002 with exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Musée Jenisch, Vevey. "Mireilles Gros has a deep understanding of printmaking. The combination for different techniques that she invents during the production process proves her to be a thoroughbred graphic artist. Her etchings, of course, are based on the strength of her drawings." (Nicole Minder, catalogue "émergence" Kunstmuseum Bern and Musée Jenisch, 2001/2002).

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  • e.émergence-A/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-B/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-C/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-D/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-E/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-F/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-G/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-H/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-I/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-K/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-L/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • e.émergence-M/2002
  • Dry point etching
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 21,00 cm x 14,80 cm
  • Size: 48,00 cm x 38,50 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 200.00
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  • Alle 12 Blätter (A-M/2002)
  • Edition of: 20
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 1800.00
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  • e.émergence I/2002
  • Aquatint / brush etching
  • Edition of: 54
  • Size of image: 39,40 cm x 29,80 cm
  • Size: 66,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 240.00
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  • e.émergence II/2001
  • Aquatint / etching / brush etching
  • Edition of: 54
  • Size of image: 39,40 cm x 29,80 cm
  • Size: 66,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 240.00
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  • e.émergence III/2002
  • Aquatint / brush etching
  • Edition of: 54
  • Size of image: 39,40 cm x 29,80 cm
  • Size: 66,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 240.00
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  • e.émergence IV/2002
  • Aquatint / Vernis mou
  • Edition of: 54
  • Size of image: 39,40 cm x 29,80 cm
  • Size: 66,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 240.00
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  • Only available as series, not as single sheet

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  • Alle 4 Blätter 2002 zusammen
  • Edition of: 54
  • Production: Michèle Dillier, Moutier
  • CHF 840.00
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