Ombre, 2018 - Michel Comte from Light series


Distilled water on handmade raw rice paper
66 x 66 cm
78 x 78 x 6 cm (framed)
Ombre. (2018, distilled water on handmade, raw rice paper, 66 x 66 cm). Comte had a pigment relief made of each of the 33 x 33 x 10-cm ceramic pieces on handmade rice paper from one of Beijing’s oldest paper manufacturers. Dampened with distilled water, the white rice paper is pressed upon the ceramics for several hours. Pressing the pigment against the surface texture of the blocks for more than seventeen hours results in a permanent image on the paper. The sensuous, delicate paper topographies thus produced resemble endless, snow-covered mountain landscapes.