mardi 23 août 2011

article dans magazine ''ArtisSpectrum'' New York

I accumulate layers of materials,” says Maryline Lemaitre

in describing her canvases, and it takes only a short

examination to discover that the layers of which she speaks are

both literal and figurative. Achieving what she callspictorial

density” a process involving paint, dry pigments, marble dust,

collages and other media. Those materials are applied to the

canvas in a wide variety of ways, from large brushstrokes,

to dripping paint, to using old credit cards. The result is a

mysterious world in which things seem to arise from unseen

depths, feeling a bit like modern-day cave paintings, with the

subjects revealing themselves to us in fragments. Buildings,

birds or human figures emerge from dense fields of color

that often have the muted sheen of frescoes or weathered

industrial materials. Artist signatures will float across a canvas,

or a piece of printed matter will appear in mirror-image, with

the beginnings and ends of the words cut off. The earthiness of

these works is emphasized by a palette that conjures up earth,

rust and antiquity.

However, French-born Lemaitre, who now lives and works in

Montreal, has a good sense of when to let a block of bright

color appear. A band of blue or a field of rich reds and pinks will

be used to add some provocative movement to an image —

just one of the techniques that gives her work its astonishing



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