it seemed obvious to us to invite her with her drawings as we already loved her etchings artworks
You can discover a selection of her abstract works
Whether of an extreme black or a vivid colour, a crayon or aquatinta by Vinca Monade calls for contemplation.
Vinca Monade, is a teacher of Applied Arts in the DMA Ceramics Section of Ecole du Gue a Tresmes, and has developed her personal work as an artist drawing in a systematic manner.
She started her apprenticeship by studying graphic arts at L'Atelier d'Amore at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris. She carried on with her studies by completing a degree in Art History.
''Conscious that figuration must be addressed differently and that approaching the real through the line can renew its perception, I put drawing at the centre of my questioning. I talk very little about the real, I limit myself to drawing a flower, a leaf, a tree. Those subjects appear purely under the form of a sketch, a line, a trace, a simple presence. A line that I work like a sculpture or even like a calligraphy.'' ''The line- abstract or figurative- is always present. And from then on, combinations open: the black line integrate itself to the surface or the colours and even disappears. Through the search for simplification, the abstract line reappears again. But my work defines itself as a dialogue between abstraction and figuration, a constant back and forth journey between those two worlds, mutually enriching each other.'' ''Quite recently a new necessity attracted me towards colour without the presence of a sketch or a line. Colour is the expression of a memory, of landscapes. ''Colour of the fields'' is a work on fragments. This work comes as a renewed introspection, a reminiscence of landscapes, remembered and still present, anchored in my memory or part of my daily environment : an outlook also more open where colour and surface enrich one another and unite in a display of multiple combinations: a surface turning into another. This work reflects my taste for colour; its plenitude, its rowdy and brutal strength which reminds me of the medieval illuminations- so luminous. ''By its lightness, its whiteness, its timelessness, paper is the best medium on which I draw, etch, stick or use in serigraphy: I often mix those techniques.''