Untitled #13 (Prophecies of a leaking world)
  • Untitled #13 (Prophecies of a leaking world)

  • Acrylic and paper on canvas - 120 x 150 cm - 2015

This work is part of a series of four large formats (120x150 cm) initially worked for the solo exhibition of Arnaud Gautron in Lannion (Brittany) in July 2015. By its horizontal construction, with a demarcation in the middle, it can evoke a landscape. The upper part, mainly without thickness and of light purple hue, is streaked with vertical coulures. The lower part, much more textured, is enriched with many details in shades of ocher, gray and black. Very intense splashes of purple, green or blue dot this space, amplifying its density and contrast with the top of the table.

The technique used mixes acrylic paint and absorbent paper soaked in water. During his research since about 2008, the painter has explored this practice, which allows both to slow down the drying of acrylic paint and manipulate a thick way to make effects of folding.


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