An exhibition of new works by Renaud Regnery is currently on at Ricou Gallery till 31st Mar. 2012.
Originally the screens used for silkscreen printing, through which the ink passes, were made of silk. At the moment, I often use the silkscreen technique to print patterns on the surfaces of the paintings. Therefore, in the material description of these works, it says “silkscreen print”. For the tapestries, I have two sources: the vintage wallpapers, from the 60s or 70s, come from Cologne. I came across a store there that has a vast stock. For the contemporary wallpapers, I regularly visit a supplier here in Berlin, down my street, where I consult catalogs with the latest innovations. It is always impressive.
(text source: Ricou Gallery)
(Renaud Regnery, Triple Trouble VIII, 2011, Acrylic lacquer, pigments, spray paint, silkscreen print and soot on partially burned wallpaper on canvas, 170x135cm; © Renaud Regnery)
More about Renaud Regnery (b. 1976, Epinal, France)
In his "wallpaper and silkscreen paintings," Renaud Regnery isolates motifs, distances them from their origin by specific working processes and at last re-individualizes them by the painterly gesture. The mass product wallpaper and the serial production of the silkscreen becomes hazed by the subjective treatment with spray-paint and color application. Regnery consciously forces disparate layers together, blurs traces and discloses new spaces. Although the canvas is treated rather laminary and with a constraint flow, the works develop nevertheless a strong physical presence that embodies in its result likewise a critical questioning and categorical assertion of the painterly process.
(text source: Contemporary Art)
(Image on top right: Renaud Regnery; Courtesy Ricou Gallery)