Artist Talk: Matilde Everaert Artist in Residence 2023 

Artist Talk: Matilde Everaert

Time & Date: 1.15 pm, Wed 26 July 2023

Location: Black Church Print Studio

Belgian Artist Matilde Everaert has been working in the Black Church Print Studio for the last four weeks. Her residency will culminate this week with an artist talk. This event is free and  open to the public. No booking required.

Matilde Everaert: Proposal for the Residency:

My first voyage into a non-existing landscape

During a residence at the Frans Masereel Center (Belgium), I realized that making an atlas of a landscape that you didn’t discover enough yet wasn’t the right approach. Like an explorer, I went in search of the non-existing landscape. During this search, I came in contact with ‘lithography’, a printing technique that was still unknown territory to me. Building the imaginary landscape by the use of stones made this whole world more tangible and real.

My second voyage into a non-existing landscape

With this residency at Black Church Print Studio (Dublin), I would love to go back to the landscape. Not only to discover it more while printmaking but also to discover more of the litho stone landscape and all the possibilities. My first acquaintance with lithography made me curious to discover the possibilities that this technique has to offer. It quickly became clear to me that lithography enlarges the landscape differently, more atmospheric, and closer to myself.

Matilde Everaert: Artist Statement

My work is characterized by uncontrolled controlledness, I never have a clear image or plan in mind. Each image leads me to another one. But I have a few questions about the work I’ve made during my first voyage. Why black and white? Could the second voyage be more colourful? Just like travel photography has evolved from black and white to colour. Why fragments? I took several shots during the first voyage, but the total landscape is not yet visible. With this second trip, I would love to search for a way to bring it more as a whole.

Examples of Matilde Everaert’s work from both Residencies