Colette Brunschwig, Untitled, 2016, india ink on paper, 66 1/4 × 44 3/4".

Colette Brunschwig

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

Colette Brunschwig, Untitled, 2016, india ink on paper, 66 1/4 × 44 3/4".

Despite having been created over five decades, from 1970 to the present, these eighteen works on paper by Colette Brunschwig in the exhibition “Papiers” had a similar dominant chromatic quality, with surprising correspondences, as if they were all part of a single series. It is difficult to say if, over time, Brunschwig’s graphic works have proceeded toward darkness or light, if they are variations on black or experiments with the way in which a ray of light pierces, or at least illuminates, the accumulated densities of color. This ambiguity is partly a result of the technique employed: diluted ink on Chinese paper with frayed edges (except when the image is surrounded by a white border within the composition), so that the ink, absorbed by the support, seems to vibrate. The works are shown unframed and (in most cases) on an invisible mount that suspends the work slightly away from

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