Ode to the Sun


2017



Series of illustrations on fabric and paper, made with the same technique: single-use, hand cut paper stencils, printed with blank screens and a discharge paste (which creates a bleached effect).
Matisse and Gauguin were the references for creating sunny, dreamy landscapes, looking to portray heat and laziness through colour and shape.






(1) Animals, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed paper; acrylic on paper (header)
59,4 x 42 cm


(2) Landscape I, 2017
Discharge on hand painted silk; acrylic on paper (header)
21,5 x 74,5 cm






(3) Garment studies, 2017
Collage and pen on paper
A5 sketchbook



(4) Pocket, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
12 x 17 cm






Couples, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
40 x 75 cm





(5) Landscape II, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
17 x 22 cm (top); 41 x 79 cm (bottom)



(6) Landscape III, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
28,5 x 39 cm







Shirt, 2017
Discharge on found shirt; acrylic on paper (header)
66 x 55 cm







(7) By the Lake, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
19 x 29,5 cm (top); 44 x 76 cm (bottom)


(8) Animals II, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
26 x 54,5 cm







Landscape IV, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed silk; acrylic on paper (header)
44 x 48,5 cm








By the Lake II, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
51,5 x 49,5 cm







(9) Waiting, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed silk; acrylic on paper (header)
18,5 x 36,5 cm (top); 35,5 x 74,5 cm (bottom)


(10) Entering the Sea, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
39,5 x 76,5 cm






(11) WIndows, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed paper; acrylic on paper (header)
59,4 x 42 cm


(12) Village by the Lake, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed cotton; acrylic on paper (header)
55 x 51,5 cm





Windows II, 2017
Discharge on hand dyed silk; acrylic on paper (header)
46,5 x 50,5 cm


Mark
        

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