OPERA IN CONCORSO | Sezione Disegno

 | ”Autumn”

silkscreen monoprint reworked with acrylic ink, stonehenge paper
77 x 57 cm

Tanya Morand

nato/a a Montreal, Canada
residenza di lavoro/studio: Quebec City, CANADA

iscritto/a dal 15 apr 2020


visualizzazioni: 692


Altre opere

 | ”Through the Park to Town”

”Through the Park to Town”
silkscreen monoprint reworked with acrylic ink, stonehenge paper
57 x 77 cm

 | ”Celestine and Louve Through Yellow City Splitting”

”Celestine and Louve Through Yellow City Splitting”
silkscreen monoprint, stonehenge paper
77 x 57 cm

 | ”Bouncing Above the Casa de Campo”

”Bouncing Above the Casa de Campo”
silkscreen monoprint, stonehenge paper
77 x 57 cm

Descrizione Opera / Biografia

The imagery of this new series of silkscreen mono-prints is based on the French verb ”badauder”, a word that does not directly translate into English. Close to the act of rambling, strolling, loafing and hanging around, the meaning of ”badauder” contradicts the organization of cities of the 20th century, which are tailored to the use of cars. Influenced by Gordon Matta-Clark, Tanya Morand sees the transformation of cities to saner environments as a global process made possible through urban planning, architecture and the visual arts. Jane Jacobs’ criticism of 20th-century North American urban planning, the community spirit of ”Assemble”, an artists / designers / architects collective in Liverpool, and the organic and playful vision of the Danish landscape architect Adriaan Geuze who created the ”Madrid Rio” promenade have all inspired the artist. Mixing cities and neighbourhoods, Tanya Morand’s compositions show heteroclite and imaginative rather than linear and orderly views. Intending to evoke porosity between what is human and spatial or architectural, these images resonate with multiple experiences.
Tanya Morand describes her artistic process as follows: ”The technique of drawing on acetate, to create an image to solarize onto a silkscreen for printing, transformed my way of drawing. Sketching with a pen and ink on acetate feels like being pulled on a leash by a crazy dog, or like skating with pens, rather than blades. This technique creates an infinite variety of lines and textures, creating images characterized by tiny, nervous, spontaneous marks. To make larger areas of color, I digitalized my drawings and turned them into negatives before the silkscreen printing process. Wanting to recreate the act of spontaneously cutting images as I do with scissors and paper for collages, but using silkscreen, I first created distinct arabesque and geometric shapes by ”erasing” the rectangular format of each drawing with a ”screen-stop” liquid (sometimes twice). I then printed, juxtaposing and sometimes superimposing the forms. This series of silkscreen mono-prints show heterogeneous and imaginative rather than linear and orderly views of cities and parks. Figures pass through these images on foot or skateboard, or buoyantly bouncing, as if defying the laws of gravity.
Canadian artist Tanya Morand is currently represented by Galerie.a in Quebec city, and her most recent solo exhibition was ”Fandango / Artémis” in January, 2020. New silkscreen prints were presented at the 10th World Triennial of Prints and Original Engravings in Chamalières, France in 2017 and more recent prints will be presented at the Triennial in the fall of 2020. Recent exhibitions in Madrid were presented at Espacio de Creacion Quinta del Sordo in 2017 and at Brita Prinz Arte in 2015. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Canada, in the United States and Europe and is included in the collections of The CPOA of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec, BANQ, the Inno-Centre Collection in Montreal and the Art Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as numerous private collections. Her work has merited awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec, SODEC and The Cecil Buller Foundation. Having completed a BFA at Concordia University, her MFA studies were funded by a Concordia University Graduate Fellowship and an F.C.A.R grant. She currently teaches drawing and painting at Champlain St-Lawrence College and is an active member of the artist-run Gallery and Print-making Studio Engramme in Quebec City, Canada.
Artist’s website: https://www.tanyamorand.com/
Galerie.a website: http://www.galeriea.ca/