Siemen Dijkstra. A Bois Perdu, the exhibition at the Fondation Custodia: new dates

Published by Cécile D. · Published on 13 July 2020 at 14h22
From July 7 to September 6, 2020, the Fondation Custodia presents Siemen Dijkstra and his exhibition “A bois perdu”. Enter the calming landscape and be lulled by the woodcuts of this unique Dutch artist.

The Fondation Custodia provides seven exhibition room to Siemen Dijkstra. The artist presents A Bois Perdu, a collection or works made these past 25 years. An overview of the career and unique technique of Siemen Djikstra to discover from July 7 to September 6, 2020.

The sketches of the Dutch artist look like no other and for good reason, Siemen Dijkstra uses a technique of reduction woodcuts, a method called… à bois perdu. The artist uses entails each layer of color being cut out separately from a single piece of wood, then printed successively on the paper. Some of the largest editions can be built up out of 10 to 18 colors.

These mixes of colors and superpositions unveils many details and create a panel of lights and a more than realistic atmosphere. The artist wants to create the landscapes he sees around him, worry about the fact they could disappear. The A Bois Perdu exhibition is also a call for protecting the environment and the biodiversity, a topic dear to Siemen Dijkstra.

Don’t hesitate and go discover the unique works exhibited with A Bois Perdu.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 7 July 2020 to 6 September 2020



    121 Rue de Lille
    75007 Paris 7

    Métro Assemblée Nationale

    tarif réduit: €7
    tarif plein: €10

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