Watercolour on engraving
The material used is fluid, creating a light, supple but precise
gesture. But Alechinsky admits to feeling a certain anxiety faced with a
blank sheet of paper, which is why he often prefers to use pre-printed
paper. The fragments of stories and memories contained in these pages become
the source of inspiration allowing him to create an imaginary world
around pockets of reality.
In 1965, in Central Park, he produced his first acrylic painting with “remarks in the margins”. The margin has since become a recurrent motif in his works. In this revival of medieval illumination, the central subject is surrounded by a series of vignettes which thus offer spectators a parallel narrative.