“Ghost of the past” – Limited edition prints
£100.00 – £250.00
Paper Collage portrait, March 2018 Madrid.
Prints are printed on Hahnemühle smooth photo rag 300g paper.
This is a collage made with black and white prints form magazines, dust and cello tape.
The original’s measurements are 24 x 32 cm.
This collage shows a bust that is not unlike the robot of “Metropolis”, the famous futurist film by Fritz Lang. This 1929 film has a technological and totalitarian future. In an article in a December 2007 issue that adorns the neck with this face, Têtu magazine tells us about the horror of the AIDS years and the nightmare experienced by the homosexual community at the time.
On the larger versions you may see dust and weft of the prints used. this is intended and is part of the original work. However, the printable version have been retouched by the artist to erase some unwanted elements. This is color work but using différents tones of black and white prints: Some are more beige, greenish or yellowish…
A1, A2, A3, A4
Laurent Seljan is a French self-taught multidisciplinary artist. He draws and paints his universe since childhood. After Leaving Beaux-Arts school, he worked as a photographer for dance compagnies and was a set designer for several years. He initially used the collage as sketches for his paintings and it was not until 2013 that he decided to make it into works as itself. Although he continues to paint, collage became his main mode of expression.