Mirko Baselgia Aviöl III 2015

Aviöl III

Photogravure, Printer : Arno Hassler , Atelier de Gravure , Moutier

27cm x 17cm


Edition 22/5AP

Photo by Stefan Altenburger


Aviöl III

When he got back from his holiday, the artist discovered eleven dead bees lined up on the window ledge of his studio. Bees have been a source of inspiration to him for some time, so he interpreted their presence as a sign that he should continue to pursue this interest. He decided to take the bees to the Atelier de Gravure in Moutier, where the printer, Arno Hassler, made him a series of heliogravures. The resulting shadows left by the dead insects on photosensitive paper create powerful portraits, contemporary vanitas, suggesting a ghostly presence.

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