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MC Béguet

Engraver & Painter | France

Credentials

European exposure

Introduction

MC Béguet was introduced to linocut at a young age by her mother, and studied at the Académie Julian – Met de Pennhingen in Paris in 1972. She graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués in 1975 and obtained a degree in graphic design in Nîmes in 2006. Having also held the position of Artistic Director, scenography, and graphic communication for the Euro-Mediterranean Meetings of VOLUBILIS in Avignon for 3 years, the artist masters in particular the techniques of burin, black manner and copperplate engraving.

Since the 1990s, she has participated in numerous exhibitions and is the vice president of the Biennale des Graveurs de Nîmes, an organization that supports and highlights the work of artists.

Collection : Kakemono

Collection : Engravings

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MC Béguet : in the beginning, was the point.

Point by point, line by line, scrupulously arranged, sometimes superimposed, intermingled. It is from the smallest detail, the dot, that Marie-Christine Béguet’s work takes all its essence: in its wake are born the surfaces, from the matt and deep flatness to the transparent lightness of the parallelisms of imperfect lines, all in chiaroscuro. The colors are very present in this work; attenuated, they come to disturb the contrasts of the black and white, traced with care, so as not to lose the feeling of the nuances of tonalities. The evolution is random according to the days and the moods, the work is fine and sensitive; the result, dreamlike. There, in front of these lines led with grace and strength by MC Béguet who often rejects their abstraction, we read paintings and misty landscapes in the background of which the shadows that the imagination adorns wander. – Alice B. (extract)

Meditation between the lines

The tip of the chisel enters the material. Gently pushed, the tool extracts a metal chip from the die leaving behind a hollow “v” shaped groove, this is where the printing ink will be lodged. MCB aligns the strokes, modifying their density, length and spacing until a graphic landscape is obtained. There, the lines are dense and strong like the shade of the canisses under the summer sun, elsewhere they are fine and give way to the white of the paper. By superimposing these different meshes, MCB succeeds in creating transparencies, the image acquires depth and is revealed in successive planes.

The curves are rare, but looking at these alignments one can’t help but think of the vinyl record. If one could produce a sound by “reading” his engraved plates one would probably hear the whisper of the radio in the silence of the studio during the long hours of creation. For MCB the practice of printmaking is a form of meditation, a meditation that is contagious and safe for the viewer. – Vincent Dezeuze, 2021

Profile

Exhibitions

2021

  • Maison de Brian, solo exhibition / 04 Simiane la Rotonde, France
  • Le 14 / SUDestampe Biennial / 30 Nîmes, France
  • QUATRE x UN, solo exhibition, Chapelle des Pénitents / 34 Aniane, France
  • Galerie du Bout du Monde, printmaking biennial / 30 St Hippolyte du Fort, France
  • SERRES LEZ’ARTS / 05 Serres, France
  • Design Bastille Center / Paris, France
  • Salon Réalités Nouvelles / Paris, France

2020

  • #113 Format de poche, Abstract Project Gallery / Paris, France
  • BEIRUT PRINTMAKING STUDIO Auction / Brussels, Belgium
  • Journées de l’Estampe contemporaine, pl. St Sulpice / Paris, France
  • Hôtel Berton de Crillon, solo exhibition / Avignon, France
  • Espace Culture Jean Jaurès, solo exhibition / 34 Vauvert, France

2019

  • Salon Réalités Nouvelles / Paris, France
  • Museum of Gallargues (34), France
  • Days of the Print / St Sulpice / Paris, France
  • ARTPAGE / engraving and artist’s book fair / Octon (34), France
  • Salon of engraving / Nant, France
  • II° Triennale int. de l’Estampe contemporaine / El Catascopio Gallery / Barcelona, Spain

2018

  • La Salamandre Gallery / Nîmes, France
  • Dreux International Miniprint Biennale / Engraving now, France
  • Salon d’Automne, printmaking section / Paris, France
  • Triennale Int. de l’estampe – Museum of L’isle sur Tarn (81), France

de 1990 à 2017

  • Enchères Pop / Secours Populaire / Bordeaux, France
  • The Framing Workshop, Laurence Allais / Lattes (34), France
  • Salon d’Automne / printmaking section / Paris, France
  • Biennial of the print of St Maur / Val de Marne, France
  • Artpage – engraving and artist’s book fair / Octon (34), France
  • “Posons nos valises ” Le dessus des Halles / Audierne (29), France
  • Residence “Maison d’Emma” / St Mathieu de Tréviers (34), France
  • Histoires de livres – Le salon de la gravure et du livre d’artiste / Brussels, Belgium
  • Galerie 4,Barbier / Nîmes – Galerie Vorspann / Austria – SUDestampe / Nîmes, France
  • “Premio ACQUI” XII Biennale Int Per l’Incisione / Acqui Terme – Italy
  • Le Grenier à Sel / Avignon – 8 BIS atelier d’artistes / Roquemaure (30), France
  • VIVART – les Moulins Albigeois / Albi, France
  • Archipel Gallery in Arles – NEGPOS Gallery – video / Nîmes, France
  • GalerIe du collectif E 3 ” Aquarium ” / video installation / Arles, France
  • Théâtre des Halles / Avignon – Chybulski Gallery / Villes sur Jarnioux (69), France
  • Gallery l’R du Cormoran / Pernes les Fontaines, France
  • Room Benedict XII “Points and lines on plans” video installation / Avignon, Parcours de l’art, France
  • Art-en-ciel Gallery / Andrezieux Bouthéon (69) – IN SITU O2 – Land Art in Camargue, France
  • “Remp’art contemporain” installation, Cloître St Louis / Avignon, France
  • “Rooms to give” video installation, with the Art School of Avignon, France
  • Chateau de Saumane – video installation – festival JAZZ A SAUMANE, France
  • “Light for C.” / Sète – “A l’affiche” / Avignon Capitale de la Culture 2000, France
  • Condition des Soies, installation / Lyon – Usine St Gobain / installation / A’DADA Avignon, France

Other functions

2017 à 2021 Vice-president of SUDestampe (printmaking biennial) / Nîmes : creation and graphic communication

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Creation, graphic communication and scenography of “Expo collective” at Grenier à Sel / Avignon

2012 Creation Artist’s workshop Le 8 Bis / Roquemaure (30)

2010 et 2008 Artistic director, scenography, graphic design for the Euro-Mediterranean Meetings of VOLUBILIS, Théâtre des Halles / Avignon

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