Our limited edition pigment prints on aluminium are a result of the close collaboration between the artist Françoise Nielly and Villa del Arte Galleries and are signed and certified by the artist and the gallery.
The prints are made using a process called ‘dye-sublimation’. They are produced on slimline aluminium with either a high gloss or satin finish. These 1.2mm thin metal prints have a depth and colour intensity that is regarded as the highest quality technique to produce editions available on the market today!
In addition, these prints are also archival, waterproof, UV resistant, chemical resistant and abrasion-resistant. The unique process to make these pigment prints entails the transition of a substance (in this case, the special inks) directly from the solid to the gas phase without becoming a liquid first. The eight dye sublimation inks we use for the production of the work consist of a solid and heat-intensive dye. The image is first printed on support using these inks, then on to transfer paper, which is then applied to a specially coated 1.2mm aluminium panel. Using both heat and pressure the dye particles to change into a gas, bond with the polymers in the aluminium, and then change back into a solid-state; fusing the image and aluminium
With this procedure we are able to achieve intensely sharp colour with an outstanding depth and durability, that are as close as an edition can get to an original painting by Francoise Nielly. The prints have a rectangular light weight U profile for stability and hanging and require no additional glass, acrylic, lamination, or coating to protect them.
Villa del Arte Galleries, Françoise Nielly's Official Gallery
These prints are sold exclusively by Villa del Arte Galleries and are the only work in edition on the market today that does the stunning original artwork of Francoise Nielly real justice!
Françoise Nielly’s painting is unique, exhibiting a brute force, and unstoppable vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images that are confident, carnal, and sensual.
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