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Spotlight on :: beau est mien

A Selection of works by print maker Magali Dincher

I have printing on the brain this week after day 2 of my screen printing workshop – I promise I’ll share the results with you soon but first I really want to share the work of  Magali Dincher from Beau Est Mien.

Magali is a self-taught printmaker, teacher, and owner of the creative business Beau Est Mien, living in Perth, Western Australia. She was born in France and has been practising art full-time since 2008, shortly after her arrival in Perth.

Magali’s naïve, childlike designs are fuelled by her observations on life, combining influences from her French heritage and her new home in WA. She is inspired by the architecture and buildings of places she has visited, including Paris, New York, Venice, beach-side Perth, and soon, Buenos Aires, home to 13 million people. Employing different methods of printmaking in her art including linocut, screen printing, collagraph and etching, Magali hand-colours each piece. She experiments with a variety of mediums including paper, fabric, and stone.

As well as her artworks, Magali has just started making rubber stamp sets, so that children and adults alike can create some prints of their own. Beautiful fabric printed with Magali’s designs is now available by the metre (for tea towels, cushion covers, and the like), along with hand-screen printed wrapping paper, a colouring book, and greeting cards.

Just recently Magali has been granted the artist-in-residency program at ‘Ace in Argentina. ‘Ace, a non-profit artist-in-residence centre located in Buenos Aires, will host Magali from 24 September to 12 October 2012.

BUT – getting to and living in Argentina take finances and to support her quest to take up the artist-in-residency program Magali has setup a crowdsourcing page and anyone can donate to the project via Pozible (http://www.pozible.com/beauestmien), a funding platform for creative projects such as this one. There are great incentives for even the smallest donation and since I’m loving her Flower stamp I’m pledging my $25.

If you do make a pledge it doesn’t process until she’s reached her goal. So what do you say? Wouldn’t you love to be a patron of the arts?

You can view, buy and truly enjoy Magali’s work through her website at Beau Est Mien – http://www.beauestmien.com.au/ and make a pledge at Magali’s Pozible page – http://www.pozible.com/beauestmien.

The prints featured are:

  1. I had a dream I was flying with you over Paris – collagraph
  2. on the road to karri forest – aquatint and etching print
  3. paris – Signed, limited edition, hand-painted collagraph
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8 Responses to Spotlight on :: beau est mien

  1. Brandi June 18, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Gorgeous work!! I really dig her style, and I hope she meets her goal.
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  2. Glenn Lance June 19, 2012 at 6:18 am #

    The artworks of Magali are very beautiful. I like all the paintings which you have shared here. Also i like her expertness.
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  3. Margaret Hogan June 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Stunning Libby. Was she involved in the course you did?

    • Libby June 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Hey Marg – no it was a happy coincidence. I got an email from her PR girl who asked me if I would consider featuring her work. When I took a look at it of course I said yes. Her work is really up there with elements that appeal to me.

      • Margaret Hogan June 20, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

        I’ve fallen in love with her collagraphs. I wonder if she could teach us via skype :)
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        • Libby June 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

          I know they are so gorgeous. Did you watch the video on her website of her making them? It’s really well done and the music is really nice.

  4. Ashley June 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Really nice work. Her style is absolutely stunning :) I hope her targets are met.
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  5. misssrobin August 26, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Her work is lovely.
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