“Leda” – Limited edition prints
£150.00 – £250.00
Paper Collage portrait, 2017 Madrid.
Prints are printed on Hahnemühle smooth photo rag 300g paper
This is a collage made with a torn color poster, black and white prints form vintage magazines or news papers and assembled with cello tape.
The original’s measures are 30 x 40 cm. This portrait is composed as an abstract composition and I also used a pencil for the face contour.
I sometimes find inspiration in Greek mythology I like very much: Leda and the Swan is a story in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, rapes Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus. In some versions, she laid two eggs from which the children of itch progenitors hatched.
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 a color work but using différents tones of black and white prints: Some are more beige, grey or bluish…
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.