Jean Beaudoin

Sherbrooke, Canada

L’intemporel, les imperfections, l’inconnu, le lâcher-prise, les effets chimiques sont autant de phénomènes qui attirent l’artiste vers...

The timeless, the imperfections, the unknown, the letting-go, the chemical effects are all phenomena that attract the artist to this medium that is the Polaroid. “From the moment I take a Polaroid photo, I lose control over the result.” I use the Polaroid film as a great living material.

For several years, the artist explores and tames this medium whose uniqueness of the clichés takes to the images a particular grain. But his curiosity pushes him to other horizons. He discovers the richness and variety of the emulsion transfers and uses the arch paper as the first medium for his fine photosensitive films.
Photo credit Eric Lajeunesse

This technique that demands fingering, delicacy and perseverance changes its perception in the process of transfers. The film contracts, tangles, up … In addition to the influence of temperature, texture, light, chemistry and manipulation, the artist finds his technique by cherishing his mistakes and imperfections. He lets them participate in the process of creating the work to make it a unique piece, beyond imaginable. Creation is born of itself in resonance with the artist

“I try to intervene as little as possible to keep the organic side emerging from the present moment.” Every piece has its history and makes us travel in another dimension. »

  • Joined: December 2007
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