“L’envahisseur” – Limited edition prints
£150.00 – £250.00
Paper and cardboard Collage, 2014 Madrid.
Prints are printed on Hahnemühle smooth photo rag 300g paper
This is a collage made with cardboard, wall paper, a stamp and vintage prints from a paper bag and magazines.
The original’s measurements are 30 x 40 cm. this is what I consider my first collage as a work in itself, on loose leaf and not part of a book.
“The invader” is made up of various elements such as the burger, the English stamp, vintage wall paper, red packaging, the hand, the tiger mosquito and a slogan in French saying “unlimited guarantee”.
This Pop and colorful composition illustrates with humour the idea of territorial conquest: Historically strained relations between France and the United Kingdom, the global fast food expansion of the United States or the arrival in our latitudes of the tiger mosquito. All this evokes the idea of conquest.
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.
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.