Danse, Portes & l’Ether IV
REMED – Danse, Portes & l’Ether IV
Screen print, 5 layers
100 x 120 cm, 2023
Hahnemüle natural white paper, 300gr.
LIMITED EDITION of 3
Printed in collaboration with 56Fili during Remed’s residency at Varsi Art&Lab
Guillaume Alby AKA Remed was born in Paris in 1978 and lives in Suances, Cantabria.
«I discovered the Art of painting in an atelier in my town, Lille, in 1995. I have long worked inside. I always liked the privacy and quiet of my room or studio. However, I quickly felt the need to overcome the limits imposed by the framework, and also the desire to show my work. That’s how I came to the street, that’s why I started to interact with my environment by pasting stickers expressing my ideas and messages or witnesses on the walls with spray. I finally had the chance to paint huge areas, in places often special, being as much as possible aware of the context in which my tracks will evolve.On the other hand, I continued my work on canvas. First I played with the image and text, by creating or interpreting icons often associated with letters or words. My paintings were composed, as and as the ideas took shape. They were already carrying the seeds of the following idea, which once matured together would all take on new meaning. Today, thanks to the experience of the street that led me to synthesize my creations, and because I’ve understood that the «viewer» does not give as much time as I dared to imagine to the observation of work, I always simplified the result of my work. This is so the viewer can actually feel something, being talked to, without my physical presence being necessary. I make rhymes with colors, shapes, and sounds to express emotion, feeling, or the evolution of thought. I paint as you write a diary, a notebook of inventions, or philosophical essai. Art is for me the sincere blend of science and Soul. I live what I feel, I paint what I live.»
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Part of the “Danse, Portes & l’Ether”:
“I wandered among the monuments of Rome, looking for inspiration in the scars of the walls, in the attitude of the sculptures, in the strength and balance of the temples.
Following my mother’s advice, I went to visit the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, which has incredible sculptures and ceramics inside, but also has a large outdoor patio in the center of the u-shaped building. Once I paid the ticket and stepped onto the patio, I was surprised to see seven women in timeless dresses dancing under the sky, like bees around infinity and planets in deep space.
‘Danse, Portes & l’Ether’ is the title that came to mind.
Literally, it means ‘Dance, doors and ether’.
Dance obviously refers to the dance I witnessed.
The doors physically refer to the invisible arches of the museum, but they also conceal a metaphor for the woman, for the muses ( whose etymological meaning is ‘temple’), and refer to the door to infinity, or access to the potential of creation, and its infinite journey of knowledge and discovery.
The term Ether indicates the place and time where the source, or the field of possible realms and realities, becomes accessible, available, or possibly known and then expressed or materialized.
I am convinced that we are planets, or stars, dancing in a universe and at the same time holding universes within them.” Remed
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