“À vif is an ellispse where people are invited to inscribe a gesture in connection with an inner wound, leaving presence of a painful feeling on the wall. Partly confronting the creative act, together they create this artwork in situ, which evolves over the course of the exhibition."

Aline Forçain

February 2024





[...] Within her delicate artworks on paper Aline Forçain catches the Earth buzzing. Her Pointillist and meticulous approach records these tiny variations as temporal strata. “L'envers du décor”, monumental engraving where the undulating line becomes a fur, draws a mysterious aura which catches the attention of the eye as well as the hand. [...]

Mylène Mistre-Schaal 
Art historian and journalist / Mu In The City
Taken from the article entitled Ce qui se cache sous du temps qui passe, about the group exhibition Dans un pli du temps at Art et marges museum. 
January 19th 2022




Aline Forçain and Sybille Deligne invite us to rediscover landscape. Shaking up our perceptions to dizziness – by making a hole in a forest full of leaves or by catching the immaterial vibration of water transparency – they create a never-ending horizon.

Gilles Bechet 
Freelance journalist, usual partner for Mu in the City, Bazar Magazin, Bruzz, Waw Magazine and Art Magazine Collect.  
About the duet show Mais, c'est vieux un paysage ? At Kult XL Ateliers
December 2021




[...] This landscape I choose to open up is just the witness of my space-time. It makes me who I am. It defines myself as a being facing the world, socially, culturally, naturally. Without me it cannot exist.

Here and now, only.

A certain reality chosen, lived which welcomes the senses in their complexity during a freeze-frame. [...]

Coline Franceschetto 
Art historian 
Taken from the poetic text about the duet show Mais, c'est vieux un paysage ? at Kult XL Ateliers
November 2021





Layer (verbe transitif)


  1. Faire traverser par un layon. Layer une forêt.
  2. Marquer (les arbres à épargner) dans une coupe.



layer (n) 

(level, stratum) couche

(Géologie) strate

(DAO, Photoshop,…) calque

(thickness put on top of [sth]) couche

(couche de protection) pellicule

Aline Forçain
About Layer (2018)
According to Le Robert and Word reference, online dictionaries
Instagram post
August 2021





[...] The story is naturally told with Aline Forçain. It is a graphic story – in any case, it is a black matter, as moving as a soil that would be ploughed by a gesture always repeated and meticulous. Therefore, with ink, through engraving too, she sometimes creates vibrating nights and sometimes a mark of hundreds of furrows. They represent as many thin lines as hair – tied and untied – as dishevelled as hairs that are comparable to the ears of the wheats that the artist photographed from a high-angle shot. As a polymorphic and sensitive work, Aline ´s work is about a vast landscape - not as an object to consume but as an essence which dwells within us and transcends us like life - and that has to be made sublime.

Marie-Anne Lorgé 
News editor for Editpress / Le Jeudi 
Taken from the article entitled Rester debout / Galerie Nosbaum Reding: Damien Deroubaix et Aline Forçain 
May 2019  



Aline Forçain's work is a beautiful work. It is a work which contemplation makes you feel calm and invites you to recollection – to a certain silence. Yet, as soon as you pay more attention to it – and as a drop of water which comes to overwhelm the calm of a peaceful lake – some trouble comes around – sensual, discreet and obvious (affirmative). It is around this wondering worry that the singularity of the artist's approach forms. It puts in place rather unexpected articulation between the shape and eidetic content of the artworks – the story which arouse and accompany them. 

The fulfilment that we feel in the repetition of the unlinear gestures which compose the masterpieces is the result of an inside necessity – trying to understand our relationship to what surrounds us through the idea of a landscape. That is the reason why the gestures of the artist – extremely precise but never straight, lines that cross, get woven and meet each other – refer to vast landscapes. Our connection to the world and to nature thus becomes a questioning about strength and fragility, idealisation and exploitation, meeting, citizenship, femininity. [...] 

Sofia Eliza Bouratsis 
PhD in Arts and Science of art -- Aesthetics 
researcher and freelance curator 
Reporter for the d'Lëtzebuerger Land 
A text about Regards murmurés – the first personal exhibition organised by the art gallery Nosbaum Reding Projects


[…] Combining différent artistic techniques in her work – pencil, felt pen, watercolour or Indian ink – Aline Forçain gives us a very personal vision of what surrounds her. "I work with what I call graphic diaries that gather elements from logbooks, artist’s books and journals." […] Her work is graphic, poetic, sometimes dark, often melancholic and it conveys a discourse around "our role and our condition with nature that has become far away". […] 

Godefroy Gordet 
From the article entitled Aline Forçain, as closely as possible to nature that has become far away
Femme Magazine (LU) 
January 2018  

It needs time and thinking for the creative act facing the widespread acceleration. Following natural rhythm and acting with the body of paper are crucial in Aline Forçain’s work. Her drawing redefines ourselves with our biological clock and connects us to a certain universality – by dealing with the intimate sphere while looking for the human connection which binds us to nature and cosmos.

Anouk Wies 
Art curator in charge of the Cercle Cité program 
June 2017 
Within the triennial exhibition for young creators in the Rotondes, Luxemburg 


Aline Forçain’s work is coherent and imaginative. It is also accurate with an absolute precision among the graphic speeches that define the abundant and polymorphic overview of contemporary drawing.

Victor Zarza 
Teacher for the department of painting at the Art Faculty (Complutense University of Madrid), art critic and curator 


English version: © Joan Forçain