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Eli Ponsaing
Eli Ponsaing, Untitled, 1983

The artist's Krystallograms seem to resemble natural forms, but they are the result of a chemical process. The artist creates the forms by allowing a chemical substance to crystallize on transparent foil. Using a photogravure printing process he invented, he transfers a chosen portion of the resulting pattern to a photopolymer plate, from which he makes the print.
He is considered the pioneer in the contemporary
re-invention and use of the photogravure process.