Loin d'Ici, 2015
Loin d’Ici (French: far from here) contains 5 linocuts printed in green and 4 printed in blue. In total 9 sober atmospheric prints of undefined far away-landscapes. The pictures are shown on greyish recycled paper to underline the desolate character of the scenery. The side on the opposite of the prints have been left blanc: this actually belongs to the picture, to increase its solitude. More often Frans Baake uses one-colour linocuts. In this specific bookwork he had them printed with very greasy oil-based ink under high pressure, forming some kind of natural attitude to the sensitivity of these landscapes: the prints aren’t that perfect, the beauty of imperfection.