“Words don’t come easy” – Limited edition prints
£150.00 – £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 and color prints form fashion man’s magazines and assembled with cello tape.
The original measurements are 30 x 40 cm. During the collage process I often come up with a musical theme that obsesses me and sometimes becomes the title of the piece. In this case the eighties song of FR David.
Fighting racism is one of the subjects that concerns me and that resurfaces my work. Here is a cubistic portrait using several faces parts and showing a black man who seems in pain or trying to say something.
I used cello tape instead of glue like recomposing a portrait which had been torn up.
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.