Rencontre by Patrick Jouin
Patrick Jouin reinvents the Marotte sculpted panels and explores all the possibilities the machine has to offer. His work goes well beyond focusing on matter and the ways of giving it shape. Indeed, Patrick Jouin is hard at work modeling light as a material in its own right.
It illustrates the idea of a paintbrush moving over a blank sheet, leaving behind traces and imprints that intersect to create a graphic composition.
A play on vertical and linear lines, "Plissé" is a radical and minimalist approach to light and shadow modeling.
"Croisement" features intersecting horizontal and vertical lines.
Patterns build around upstrokes and downstrokes, thickness and depth to create volumes, shadows and optical illusions.
"Tuile" is a nod to clapboards and shingles, those narrow timber boards seen in French mountain constructions or in New England
With its curved and contoured shapes, "Bas-relief" suggests the gentleness of the tool and machine.