“Paon” – Limited edition prints
£100.00 – £250.00
Paper Collage portrait, 2016 Madrid.
Prints are printed on Hahnemühle smooth photo rag 300g paper
This is a collage made with black and white prints form magazines, cello tape and aquarelle wax.
The original’s measurements are 21 x 29,7 cm. I used wax to create dark lines with the cello tape border as if it was cracks on the face.
Paon means peacock in french. This animal symbolize vanity. In the Greek Mythology – after Argos death – the Goddess Hera rewards the giant’s loyalty by transferring his one hundred eyes to the feathers of the peacock, her favorite animal.
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 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.