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Untitled Painting

Antoine Puisais


Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 36.2 W x 43.3 H x 0.8 D in

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"Above all, it is important to understand that my paintings are not premeditated but discovered. Like the archaeologist who will exhume his finds, I work on surfaces that I have revealed thanks to a singular and shaky printing method developed during my research. I work with matrices on which the canvas is glued and then torn off. This process will allow me to transfer the paint but also its support with all the errors, erasures and lacks that it induces. From the first step, it will be a question of DOING and UNDOING the painting. To play with FULL and EMPTY. To build, destroy and restore. These surfaces are as many playgrounds on which I will be able to create bridges between the different fields that feed my practice, namely architecture, ruins, abstract painting, minimalism, graphics. For me, the most exciting human aptitude lies in our ability to adapt. I consider each painting as a problem to be solved requiring intuition, method and happy chance. »

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:36.2 W x 43.3 H x 0.8 D in

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In my work the notion of UNFINISHED is essential. These are VESTIGES of painting. DUG UP fragments, results of an ALMOST ARCHAEOLOGICAL search. Before anything else it's important to understand how works my OPERATING SYSTEM. I use MATRICES to transfer on canvas the results of these researches. Matrices are panels of plywoods which act as STAMPS.  This process of "archaic printing" is all messed up. So, each time, a lot of ACCIDENTS happen. And each time, I tear away the canvas of its support, I DISCOVER the painting.  From that process results a procession of lacks and errors. Paintings are then repaired, restored and recomposed from these fragments of images. I act in a logic of construction, destruction and renovation. To seize this key moment between the END and the REVIVAL. For me, the act of painting is always a soft war between what you show and what you hide, it's a reflection of an interiority and, in this BINARY act of adding and eliminating, I am interested in what RESISTS. -------------------------------------Selon Kakuzo Okakura (1862-1913) : « La vraie beauté ne peut être découverte que par celui qui mentalement complète l’incomplet, (…) et qui délibérément laisse les choses inachevées pour que l’imagination puisse jouer à les remplir. » Dans le travail d’Antoine Puisais, la notion d’ INACHEVÉE est primordiale. Ce sont des VESTIGES de peinture. Des fragments exhumés, le résultat d’une recherche quasi ARCHÉOLOGIQUE. Avant toute chose, il est important de comprendre comment fonctionne son SYSTÈME OPÉRATOIRE. Antoine Puisais utilise des MATRICES pour transférer sur toile le résultat des ces recherches. Les matrices sont des panneaux de contreplaqués qui agissent comme des TAMPONS. Ces panneaux sont continuellement RÉUTILISÉS dans une volonté de faire ressortir sur chaque nouvelles peintures les stigmates d’anciennes recherches. En ce sens, les peintures ne sont plus maitrisées mais au contraire « découvertes ». Antoine Puisais cherche à créer une DISTANCE entre ses intentions et le résultat obtenu. Entre ce qui est imposé à la toile et ce qui est finalement RÉVÉLÉ. De ce procédé résulte un cortège d’ ACCIDENTS, de « manques » et d’erreurs. Les peintures sont alors RÉPARÉES, restaurées et recomposées à partir de ces fragments d’images. « J’agis dans une logique de construction, destruction et rénovation. Pour saisir ce moment clé entre FIN et RENAISSANCE.

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