Monique Allain

Album: HORIZONS AND UTOPIAS 1/20

View Image Details Composition of Vertical Horizons

Composition of Vertical Horizons
Horizons series, Triptych, 3 editions, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 106.3 x 106.3 in (106.3 x 35.4 in each), 2013.

View Image Details Square Green Horizon

Square Green Horizon
Horizons series, 3 editions, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 70.9 x 70.9 in, 2013.

View Image Details quare Horizon Codex

quare Horizon Codex
Horizons series, 3 editions, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 70.9 x 70.9 in, 2014.

View Image Details Corroded Horizon 1

Corroded Horizon 1
Horizons series, 3 editions, Digital C Print glossy of manipulated photograph, 39.4 x 70 in, 2018.

View Image Details Upside Down Horizon

Upside Down Horizon
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of manipulated photograph, 3 editions, 39.4 x 39.4 in, 2018.

View Image Details Orange Horizon Variation

Orange Horizon Variation
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 3 editions, 39.4 x 78.8 in, 2018.


View Image Details New Blue Vertival Horizon

New Blue Vertival Horizon
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 3 editions, 54 x 18 in, 2018.

View Image Details New Red Vertical Horizon

New Red Vertical Horizon
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 3 editions, 54 x 18 in, 2018.

View Image Details Horizon 1 in Three Parts

Horizon 1 in Three Parts
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, Triptych, 3 editions, 39.4 x 118.2 in (39.4 x 39.4 in each), 2013.

View Image Details Horizon Fiction 8

Horizon Fiction 8
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 3 editions, 21 x 39.4 in, 2012.

View Image Details Horizon 2 in Three Parts

Horizon 2 in Three Parts
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, Triptych, 3 editions, 39.4 x 118.2 in (39.4 x 39.4 in each), 2013.

View Image Details Horizon Fiction 11

Horizon Fiction 11
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 3 editions, 39.4 x 78.8 in, 2012.

View Image Details Square Utopic Landscape 2

Square Utopic Landscape 2
Utopic Landscapes series, 3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 39.4 x 39.4 in, 2017.

View Image Details Square Utopic Landscape 1

Square Utopic Landscape 1
Utopic Landscapes series, 3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 39.4 x 39.4 in, 2017.

View Image Details New Hybrid,

New Hybrid,
From Air and Water series, 3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 39.4 x 39.4 in, 2016.

View Image Details From Air and Water

From Air and Water
From Air and Water series, 3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 19.7 x 59 in, 2016.

View Image Details Body & Space & Body

Body & Space & Body
From Air and Water series, 3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 19.7 x 59 in, 2016.

View Image Details Aquatic Utopia 10  in Two Pixels

Aquatic Utopia 10 in Two Pixels
3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 23.6 x 47.2 in, 2016.

View Image Details Aquatic Utopia 1 in Two Pixels

Aquatic Utopia 1 in Two Pixels
3 editions, print in Hahnemeühle 200 alpha cellulose paper of hybrid of digital photography and painting, 23.6 x 47.2 in, 2016.

View Image Details Square Orange Horizon

Square Orange Horizon
Horizons series, Digital C Print glossy of hybrid of photograph and painting, 3 editions, 70.9 x 70.9 in, 2013.

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Album Description
HORIZONTES and UTOPIAS are landscapes from an undefined field between reality and fiction. They are places of dream, of desire, of reunion with our primordial human condition. HORIZON is the “circumscribed”, the “achievable”, the “present time limit”. It is a referential concept that gives us the conscious perception of “SER” (“BEING” referring to a permanent condition – expansion of time) and “ESTAR” (BEING” referring to a transitory location or condition – expansion of space) here and now. The horizon define a potential of possibilities and range of motion, in which the AR we breathe is contained. It is a realm of existence in the world. In large urban centers such as São Paulo, dense verticality is dominant and interrupts the field of vision. The surrounding space has shrunk radically, and with it, the AR and the prospects for movement. We almost don’t see horizon anymore. There is a feeling of suffocation and claustrophobia. How to adjust to this reality? The constructed poetic images are mutants and hybrids fictions of horizon & space. They attempt to subvert the verticality of the configuration of the urban space, so to make visible the horizons contained in the little things of everyday life. Works of these two series present some crossings between the media that constitute the contemporary image. Paintings, photographs and videos resulting from experiments and actions of the sensitive body function as autonomous pieces or as base elements for compositions of hybrid works. Media blend and dialogue with each other. The immobility and movement of the images, their flatness and volume when incorporating the shape of the objects in which they are inscribed, instigate a reflection on the relationships they establish with space and time. The various forms of the image today converge to a same territory. This makes increasingly difficult to differentiate it into categories, both in terms of technique and in terms of the way of representation and presentation. Intermediate zones expand and constitute a common place in which nature and origin are lost, where the limits between physical reality and fiction are dissolved. The works seeks to reveal the common aspects nowadays between painting, photography and video. What is pictorial, cinematographic, photographic and sonorous in the contemporary image? The idea is to investigate the potentialities and the implications that arise from the complexity of it.

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