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450.00

Carborundum on satogami paper
Japanese handmade light paper collage
footprint 50 * 50cm.
sheet cm. 60 * 60 cm

unique work

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The work carried out is the memory of a trip made about twenty years ago to the Terracotta Army in the city of Xi’an in China. It is a symbolic army, intended to serve the first Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife.

Carborundum is the trade name for an artificial abrasive, used with water resistant glues. It is a direct procedure that gives particularly pictorial results. The first to use this technique was Henry Goetz (1909-1989). It was also used by J. Mirò and other artists of the Goetz Academy in Paris.