Jean-Pierre ROSSIGNOL, born January 15, 1938, Intaglio printmaker, Artist painter of figurative expression studied Graphic Arts at the Estienne school in Paris (Promotion 53/57)
II learns engraving as well as drawing and painting with Albert FLOCON, himself a pupil of Paul KLEE
LUTECE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY - PARIS
1st PRICE OF ENGRAVING
1st PRICE OF WATERCOLOR
REVELATION SHOW - PARIS - LA DEFENSE
AUTUMN FAIR - LE GRAND PALAIS - PARIS
FRENCH ARTISTS FAIR - ESPACE BRANLY - PARIS
EVERARTS GALLERY - PARIS VIII
REGION HOTEL - MONTPELLIER
3RD WORLD ENGRAVING TRIENNIAL - CHAMALIERES
The works of Jean-Pierre ROSSIGNOL are present in private collections in FRANCE and abroad (UNITED STATES - CANADA - GERMANY - SWITZERLAND)
ELOGE DU BURIN
"Between the techniques of engraving, that of the chisel seems to me the most rigorous, the most mathematical, the most" abstract "Its appeal is made of accuracy. The simplicity, even the dryness of the line of the chisel requires thoughtful implementation. The gesture of the worker and his project must be well synchronized. To the physical tension which occurs at the tip of the chisel, during the dislocation of the copper molecules, corresponds the psychic tension of the worker who directs it. The burinist ignores happy chances. His features have trajectories without burrs. His art is on the edge.
But the art of the chisel is also an art of meditation. Slowly the tool digs into the shimmering copper. The engraver’s attention is always there. He cannot let go. His work is long. He cannot improvise. The black network on the board is like the diagram of the elapsed time: lesson of perseverance (for the impatient), of geometric spirit (for the drafts), and balance (we will see why).
Right-left, up-down lose all meaning for the burinist since his work is in continuous rotation (in the copper plane). Indeed, any change of direction of a size, the chisel remaining oriented in the direction of the best thrust, is obtained by the displacement of the copper: the worker performs and perfects his work by seeing it in any direction; it abstracts, adjusts, balances. "
"... and when I am a hundred years old, a point, a line, everything will be alive".