Emmanuel Monziès is transposing living material like plants and bodies on paper or on canvas with a predilection for monotypes. This complex living world we neglect, if not destroy, is revealed by shadows, imprints and drawings. "Printing life" is becoming the common thread of his artworks. "By capturing plants imprints on paper, we unite living things to mineral, 3D volume to 2D plan, ephemeral to everlasting, these opposition becoming fusion. Like a fossil, the imprint reveals the plant which bec Read Moreome textures and shadows." Rebel Plants is one of his last exhibition: These monotypes transform imprint of plants into abstraction. The printing plate is reused several times with additional inking and drawings which create an intriguing complexity from successive compositions. These artworks have been presented at personal and collective exhibitions in France, Korea, Russia, United States, Canada, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Dubai and other countries.
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