Down to the Last Drop, 2023 by Justin Rousseau
In Justin’s ‘silk paintings’, as he describes them, the creative process involves sourcing naturally dyed fabrics and arranging the material in various compositions led by colour and contrast. Each block and sliver of colour is collaged together with evident care and intention. Individual colours find their place in the minimal work which references purity of form and focuses on materiality, creating tension across the surface with sewn elements stretched across wooden bars. This delicate process exemplifies the artist’s expertise as fabrics with different weights, weaves, and fibre compositions are stretched with even tension to create a cohesive artwork. The labour intensive process of setting the fabric is the final physical step in the creation of the work. The interconnectivity between materiality, process, harmony, and balance are key elements in building Justin’s large scale meditative work.
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