Métachories and Tellurisms

In the 2015 - 2017 series To the Moon (Tellurisms) of lithographs and monotypes, space and earth poetically meet in Mathilde Busch’s elaboration of NASA satellites images of meteor showers, galaxies, moon and sun, together with macro frames of parts of stones. As a result, “minerality and texture disturb the scale between immensity and interiority, creating abstract horizons and lunar inner place, interior wastelands where desolation and immensity give rise to quietness” (Mathilde Busch).


The more recent 2019 series of monotypes, titled Metachories, derives its name from Valentine de Saint-Point’s ‘dancing-ideas’ who used the term to write about modern dance in the 1910s. This series of works makes the most of the spontaneity of the medium, as it is inspired by the abstract shapes and patterns of dancer Loïe Fuller’s fabric and light choreography. Busch literally involves her whole body in working on the bigger plates, creating her own choreography through the monotype process. In this way,  each monotype has the power to express Busch’s reflection on the exact moment “movement becomes the spirit which animates poetry; the harmony between consciousness and instinct” (Mathilde Busch).

 

Mathilde Busch was shortlisted for the Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize, 2019.

Mathilde Busch
Métachories I.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 40 x 30 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories II.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 40 x 30 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories III.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 40 x 30 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories IV.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 120 x 80 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories V.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 120 x 80 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories VI.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 120 x 80 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories VII.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 120 x 80 cm.

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Mathilde Busch
Métachories VIII.
Monotype.
Size of sheet: 120 x 80 cm.

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