Insects of Suriname 28 - Limited Edition 4 of 6


Canada

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Size: 20 H x 14.4 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Photography: Color, Digital, long exposure, engravings and collage on Paper.

This work was presented at Paris Photo 2017 and sold to the director of a Paris Museum for its private collection.

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag. Edition is 4 of 6 + 2 A.P. each print is carefully checked and signed by the artist. Print size is 20 inches highX 14,4 inches wide, + 1 inch border around.

The artwork presents an hybrid figure combining a cutout of a woman and a man with similar skin tones.
It is a photograph of a collage with different lighting being designed for each photograph. The print is on the highest quality Photo Rag paper which is a thick 100% cotton similar to watercolor/engraving paper : it evocates the aesthetic of the original botanical illustration.

Dominique Paul plays with the representation of the body and explores its transformation. This notion of body transformation informs Paul’s fantastical invention of hybrid creatures. In her Insects of Suriname series, the lacy cutouts of bodybuilder’s flesh from magazines are buoyed by colorful consumer products. The surrealistic scenes share space with flora and insects illustrated by Maria S. Merian, a Baroque-­‐‑era naturalist documenting metamorphosis of insects. Taking the form of a botanical mandala, Paul strives to express a sense of urgency in the playing fields of our human-­‐‑ centric society that overuses the planet’s resources. In her Escapist series, an extremely hybrid human figure floats in a cosmic background as if she/he is preparing to find another planet to dwell on. Paul boldly envisions a future where the genetic code of living organisms is altered, and a strange new hierarchy among sentient beings emerges.

Keywords: Photography, Portrait, Body, Woman, Butterfly, Metamorphosis, Transformation, Collage, Fashion, Historic, Insects, Man

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Portraiture, Surrealism, botanic, hybrid, collage

Mediums: Color, Digital, long exposure, engravings, collage

Materials: Paper

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, botanic Art Prints, hybrid Art Prints, collage Art Prints, Color Art Prints, Digital Art Prints, long exposure Art Prints, engravings Art Prints, collage Art Prints, Paper Art Prints

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