Josiane Ginter’s woodcuts surprise at first glance due to their impressive size. The only motif on it are predominantly female figures with strongly elongated proportions that exude a brittle elegance. The monumentality of the beautifully lined, almost ornamental depictions is supported by the colored treatment of the surfaces. A special technique of rolling in the printing blocks multiple times creates a variety of structures that bring the print close to the painting. The artist works with the positive and negative form of the sawn-out wooden panels and she only makes one-offs. The intensive work process demands all your mental and physical effort, which is reflected in the intense effect of the large formats.
Josiane Ginter runs a studio in Malberg, but lives in Luxembourg.
Ten wooden men, standing in the forest, each one individually designed. They are ready to head north. Why are they going? It’s the next generation growing up. Generation Alpha will have to deal with the consequences of global warming. Storms, floods, waves of heat and cold threaten the newly born.
The installation by Josiane Ginter was created in cooperation with the Kyllburg kindergarten. Each child made a silhouette of themselves on paper and painted it with winter clothing. Josiane Ginter transferred these images onto wood, sawed out the contours and then worked the wood with the carving knife. At the end, the color design took place.