This lithograph on stone represents the eldest daughter of Belin, Natalia, as she is undoubtedly his greatest source of inspiration. More than a tribute to his daughter, it is also a tribute to his Spanish culture with some details of his lithograph such as flowers prints, style and yellow : can you feel the sun and warmth from South of Spain ?
The lithograph of Natalia has been created on stone, which is a printmaking technique where the artist directly paints or draws onto a flat stone to create an image. The artist starts by painting or drawing on the stone with a greasy substance. Then, the stone is wetted and rolled with an oil-based ink, which will be picked up only by the greasy parts of the stone. Finally, a piece of paper is pressed into the stone, letting the ink being transferred from the stone to the paper.
This creation is the perfect representation of the Post Neo Cubism style of Belin, as we see the balance between the hyper realistic, nearly frozen, appearance of the eyes, the ears, the mouth and the nose of Natalia and the surrealistic simple geometric forms of the hair, which creates a certain sensation of movement. With “Natalia” lithograph on stone, Belin abandoned his palette of vivid color to focus on shades of gray, which add a greater sense of depth and volume to his subject.
Print Them All is also proud to support Belin for his upcoming show PostNeoCubism with Nicolas Couturieux. Opening on Wednesday 14th June 2017 at 6pm 24Beaubourg / 24 Rue Beaubourg – Paris.