Christine Ravaux (Belgian, b. 1961)
Born in Charleroi, Belgium, Ravaux is an artist who mirrors her surroundings in the mezzotints she creates. She has portrayed the black hills that dot the landscape of the Belgian mining city in which she lives and has captured the shadows and shapes created by the grasses and trees of her own backyard. Ravaux’s close-up look at the ordinary things around her is just as effective when viewed as abstract compositions of form and light. Her work was awarded the first prize at IBIZAGRAFIC ’92, the prestigious Spanish Biennial which prompted a solo exhibition of her mezzotints and the publication of a monograph. In 1994, Ravaux was selected for inclusion in Intergafia ’94 – World Award Winners Gallery in Katowice, Poland.