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Elisabeth Arpagaus

*1957 Chur,† 3.6.2016 Peyriac-de-Mer

  • ETANG 1/2015
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 39,80 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Size: 47,50 cm x 61,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 520.00
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  • ETANG 2/2015
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 30
  • Size of image: 39,80 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Size: 47,50 cm x 61,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 520.00
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The motifs for the first edition "AUDE" 2010 were colored fabrics of water surfaces of the Etangs from Aude. This was followed in 2012 by "OZEAN" with reproductions of stormy wave landscapes of the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest France.
The pictures of the present edition "ETANG" 1/2015 and 2/2015 were taken under water in the Etangs from Peyriac de mer and Bages. In the highly salty water of these inland seas the incoming Sunlight under special atmospheric conditions several times and opens up like a kaleidoscope seen immense color spaces of intense luminosity. The seabed, the undersurface of the water and the manifold Flora and fauna reflect each other in shimmering, deep blaze of colour. Wondrous, glassy active plants are swaying in flooded streams of movement. A wave-like play of light marks his Rhythm over the whole silent happening.
The passing structures are surprising moments that, once formed, dissolve again immediately, just once, just to be there and be seen. These are brief glimpses into a paradisiacal universe. Above them lies a protective, silky carpet of flickering coloured light.

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  • Ozean 1/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Ozean 2/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Ozean 3/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Ozean 4/2012
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 31,20 cm x 47,00 cm
  • Size: 55,50 cm x 76,50 cm
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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Series

  • Ozean 1-4/2012
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Arno Hassler, Moutier
  • CHF 2200.00
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After "Aude 1-4", 2011, inkjet prints, the second work for the VFO "Ozean 1-4", 2012, heliogravures, has now been created. What these two works have in common is the water, whether as a fabric of surfaces on the Mediterranean coast in the south or as a stormy landscape on the Atlantic Ocean in the west of France, both recorded under unique, extreme light and weather conditions. After thoroughly testing the mixes in the printing studio, each of the four works was underlaid with a differently brightened colour (clay plate) and the picture motif was printed over it in selected shades of blue. The transparent layering of these two colours results in several intermediate tones, which make the lights stand out as elevations and create an effect of depth that extends the space. Thus, through the application of this "alchemical" printing technique and the beauty of its material, paintings are created from the four photographs.

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  • Aude 1/2010
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 26,10 cm x 38,40 cm
  • Size: 29,70 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 300.00
  • Sold
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  • Aude 2/2010
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 26,10 cm x 38,40 cm
  • Size: 29,70 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 300.00
  • Sold
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  • Aude 3/2010
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 26,10 cm x 38,40 cm
  • Size: 29,70 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 300.00
  • Sold
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  • Aude 4/2010
  • Heliogravure/Aquatint
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 26,10 cm x 38,40 cm
  • Size: 29,70 cm x 42,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 300.00
  • Sold
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Series

  • Aude 1-4/2010
  • Edition of: 20
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 1000.00
  • Sold
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The artist, who calls herself a "nomad", is strongly influenced by the landscape in which she lives. The pictures of the new series "Aude" were taken at the same place during different weather conditions. The photographs have not been edited afterwards. What one sees is the interplay of the strong winds that are common there, the salty waters, the multicoloured oxidised earth and the crystalline blue light of the Mediterranean sky: the agitated coloured clay soils mix with the waters, with the salt of the water allowing the light to be refracted and reflected like through prisms. The wind also sweeps over the water, creating a texture that suggests several layers of colour. These phenomena make the images look as if they were generated on the computer and appear unreal. But they are images of reality/nature and of bizarre beauty.

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