Handmade silkscreen print by Quebec artist Sébastien Lajoie
This creation has a wooden board at the top and bottom of it. It can therefore be installed on the wall or even on the ceiling to be used as a screen.
White and black silkscreen on cotton slightly tinted beige
Geometric pattern with optical illusion effect
Unique work signed on the back
85 x 51''
Attracted by physical work and by the acuity of strength movement, I quickly loved the screen printing on textile. I find this feeling there, when the blade passes over the silk with the resistance of the ink, a thick and dense plastisol.
I started by printing abstract patterns on clothes, leading to the creation of Agence Orange 21. I then used canvas mounted on a false frame, printed with rhythmic patterns within a production artistic that I was going to broadcast. Then, I end up developing an interest in textiles, particularly in grain and spinning, which have a great influence on the result of printing. By these details of fabric construction, my "screen-printed" images have been transformed and are more like weaving processes, always imbued with a system and mechanics.
In addition to my screen-printing research, I have always worked with wood, for the same reasons: the physical work of precision and the undeniable trace of action on thought. Wood leaves no chance, especially the stumps of rotten trees, which are always the first pieces to attract me. At the beginning, I worked the material with engravings, allowing me to wrap it, to distort it and make it less organic. Then, I started to use my printed fabrics to dress my sculptures as a designer would.
Sometimes I see huge organic and futuristic buildings, other times the influence of African art ... I like that my creations have several languages and several impressions at the same time.
Marriage, contrast, paradox and sensitivity, so many possibilities open up to this search for transcendence over matter, over color, in connection with this association of wood and textile according to principles of construction and mechanics in an esthetic determinant.
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