The 4th dimension of Pol Turgeon

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

Shared by Donald Trump and Henry VIII ? Although some will no doubt find a few character traits that are similar, it is especially in a room of the national exhibition Centre (NEC) of Jonquière that the two political figures, one historical and the other contemporary, side by side. The exhibition of Pol Turgeon, featuring characters overlapping the epochs, will bring the visitor into a whole other dimension. A dark and beautiful dimension.

The exhibition Transfigurations of Pol Turgeron throne in a room of the CNE since 16 September. The quarantine of the works have made their home here until the 2nd of December next. No excuse, therefore, not to discover the work of this montreal-based artist, who is on his first visit to Jonquière. Transfigurations, all black and white, has been created from the famous sketch by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Initially, Pol Turgeon had received the order to rework eight of his sketches. But the artist, who uses the technique of the monotype, was rapidly packed, so much so that he has not been able to stop, carrying 40 pieces of the fruit of his work.

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

The faces that you will discover are those of characters who have lived in the 19th century, or almost. We would recognise some of their first look, while others you may be completely unknown.

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For those who are a little less comfortable with the artistic techniques, the monotype is carried out by ink printing, oil paint, or gouache, on a support of a non-porous such as glass, metal, or plexiglas. The paint is then passed under a press with a paper that receives the event.

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

The artist seems to have paid a small pleasure in turning the american president Donald Trump in an aquatic creature that resembles an octopus.

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By applying pressure to certain places with a tip or fingers, one obtains different values of black and thus you can make a drawing more accurate. The “spots” are then retouched and enhanced in lead pencil, for example. And the result is absolutely beautiful. Only printing technique originating in Italy, the monotype was invented by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione.

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

Transfigurations, the artist Pol Turgeon, put in scene several characters, made using the technique of monotype.

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The faces that you will discover are those of characters who have lived in the 19th century, or almost. We will recognize some of their first look, while others you may be completely unknown. The artist seems to have paid a small pleasure in turning the american president Donald Trump in an aquatic creature that resembles an octopus. “I don’t invent these characters, but reveals them, and these appearances, in turn, me turn “, says the artist, in the description of his work.

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

Transfigurations runs until 2 December.

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Moreover, the faces drawn sketches of Ingres, have led to Pol Turgeon in the dark depths of her unconsciousness, ” a world where countless characters mijotaient waiting for the light “.

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

Transfigurations runs until 2 December.

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Pol Turgeon has won numerous awards in the field of illustration. He is best known in the United States and Europe. In 2008, a retrospective major of his work has been shown at the Museum of American Illustration in New York.

La 4e dimension de Pol Turgeon

Transfigurations runs until 2 December.

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+ AN UNFORESEEN LEVEL

(Daniel’s Side) – Met a few days ago, during the event The Notes Sympose held in Jonquière, Pol Turgeon participated in the series of drawings which gave birth to the exhibition Transfigurations. While serving as a mentor to young artists gathered at the national exhibition Centre, together with the honorary president Chantale Hudon, the Montreal surrendered himself to a mode of expression tamed in 2009, in favor of a project that has taken on an unforeseen level.

“At the beginning, I had to produce 12 images so they are embedded in a book. Today, I went to a hundred of them, including 32 that are presented here, ” he said in an interview with the Progress.

It is true that his illustrations are a powerful launch pad, in the sense that they lend themselves to all fantasies.

Its human dressed with clothing that you would associate with animals, usually, are in the right over the drawings of the French master Ingres. Opening an impressive volume that brings together these works of great finesse, it suggests that some contain elements that are not entirely realistic. “I am inspired by his sketches. I am impressed by their quality “, said Pol Turgeon. Another source of contentment is the way in which his illustrations have been highlighted in Transfigurations.

The layout of the room that he has entrusted the direction of the national exhibition Centre makes the visit pleasant, indeed. There is a lot of material that visitors can explore at their own pace, one foot in our time, one foot in the 19th century.

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