Bleu Acier is a limited edition fine art print publisher and collaborative workshop. After living and working in Paris, France for 20 years, Master Printer Erika Greenberg-Schneider established Bleu Acier in 2003 in Tampa, Florida. The atelier specializes in Intaglio, Photogravure, Stone Lithography, Relief and Monotype. In 2011, Erika was Knighted by the French Government as Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres for the work she does promoting French Artists and Culture.
Bleu Acier collaborates with artists on limited editions and multiples that possess the strength and drive of their work in other media. These often very rare editions integrate the overall vision of the artist's oeuvre. Bleu Acier has published works by Dominique Labauvie, Bernar Venet, Paula Scher, Richard Dupont, Noëlle Mason, Sopheap Pich, Matthew Wicks, and Stefan Sagmeister. In addition to publishing, we collaborate on projects commissioned by other publishers, galleries, and artists.
Contact: Erika Greenberg-Schneider, Owner and Master Printer
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Drawing from aspects of classical and archaic as well as Modernist art, Richard Dupont’s artistic practice was pioneering in its prescient foreshadowing of the transformational impact of digital technology on 21st Century life and culture. Beginning in 2002, Dupont made use of 3D body scanning to create “performance sculptures”, large scale replicas of his body, which were digitally manipulated using CAD software to achieve spatial and perceptual illusions. A focus on the then-emerging technology of biometric surveillance informed much of his early work.
Printmaking has always been central to Dupont’s work. Bleu Acier has collaborated with the artist to produce new cyanotypes which take their inspiration from Santiago Ramon y Cajal, whose research formed the basis for modern neuroscience. Dupont’s body scan imagery is pushed towards an ultimate disintegration, and then frozen vis-a- vis a process borrowed from the earliest origins of the photographic image.