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Julien_catanese

@Julien_catanese@lemmy.world

French printmaker since 2020 Hand Carved & Hand printed Sci-fi, science, occult inspired linocuts. Insta & shop here : www.instagram.com/julien_catanese - juliencatanese.bigcartel.com

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thanks a lot :)

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thanks :)

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thank you ! yep, these are the metallic inks from canfield color. they are beautiful ! :)

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thanks ! I do the research using drawings in a notebook, but they are more sketches of elements, of symbols. I create the composition in vector on Adobe Illustrator then using a transfert medium from liquitex , I transfer my printed composition onto my linoleum plate. I then engrave my plate manually. approximately 90 percent of the plaque is hollowed out.

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it is a mixture of abstract elements with occult/sci-fi connotations and scientific diagrams or more figurative or symbolic elements. there are elements relating to cosmology, astronomy, topography/geology. the element carbon, its simplified atomic model. a molecule of “chnops” the building blocks of life, a representation of bacterial life and various abstract elements. everything arranged in such a way as to have a homogeneous and graphically coherent egnimatic whole.

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haha, meditative is the term yes, it’s very long, more than thirty hours of engraving :) thank you! all my prints are printed by hand. using a sterile sterile and a tablespoon :)

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I really like this! The colors of the ink, paper, frame, and even the wall look great together!

thank a lot :) the frame and the wall come from a mock up I haven’t actually framed it yet :)

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hahaha, thanks mate ! :D

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Humans are ultimately quite absent from that work, the theme is more exobiology :) Sometimes there are direct links, sometimes not at all, it is a mixture of one third, two thirds of figurative elements and abstract elements without there necessarily being a link between the different parts. I am looking above all for graphic coherence and a homogeneous, egnigmatic whole before a real meaning. it is above all a purely graphic work. a framework is still present: exobiology and cosmology. there is a topographical map, cosmological elements, figurative relief, an element which is related to bacterial life, a carbon atom, a molecule relating to “chnops” main elements of organic chemistry, a bit of dna …all of this refers to the appearance of life elsewhere in space, all mixed with elements with occult/scifi connotations

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How long did it take for you to make this? rather how long does it take for you to finish a piece from planning to execution, I’m very interested to know the process

from the design work on an illustrator, to transfer to lino plate and engraving, more than a hundred hours. engraving the plaque took me a little over 30 hours of work. You will find photos of the plates on my insta in bio :)

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Beautiful. Do you per chance know an electronic music band called Carbon Based Lifeforms or is it a coincidental name?

yea i like this band ! there is no direct link to them apart from the fact that I find this title cool and that it was in the theme :)

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yes, you can find my website link on my profile

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Thanks a lot ! happy to be there, following the good advice of a friend :) I know Culture Hustle a little, I just saw posts about their black pigment in particular, it looks very interesting. I will look in more detail

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You’ll see, it’s like a poster a little thicker and with more work to create :D

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Im a computer scientist. I work on compilers. There are lots of graphical representations in compilation that would look so cool in your art style.

This might interest me, do you have a link to a site or document where I can see what it looks like?

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Even if you don’t go down the programming angle, your style seems ripe to incorporate things like PCB traced/layout. In the olden days, layouts were done by hand and some had a bit of artistic flare and were generally single layer with jumpers to hop over other traces as necessary. Something from the 80s through the early aughts will have a lot more straight lines, but there’s still a lot of interesting geometry. Multi-layer PCBs were becoming more prevalent, but most limited to two. Modern designs are very dense and often span way more than 2 layers, but if you were to find the right thing (PCB antennas maybe?) it could make for something interesting.

thank you, yes this is the aspect of computing that you were talking about. It’s really interesting visually. and indeed it would very much appreciate an engraving around electronics and computing. I just saw images of hand-drawn maps in the 70s, the absence of straight lines gives an almost organic effect. it contrasts with recent printed circuits. I’ll keep that in mind for the future !

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That is really impressive and a lot more hours than I’d thought

thank you, I work slowly and I like my plates to be impeccable. which adds a certain number of hours not necessarily necessary to the final result. but for me it is important.

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Your rectangular pieces would work really well as deskmats

indeed, it could. I have already seen an artist with a fairly similar style who had cast his plaque in epoxy resin to make a desk

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Thanks a lot ! I love the control flow graph.

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Yep, my website link is on my profile

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Gorgeous! That was an immediate buy. Any tips on where to get a nice frame?

thank you very much ! :) personally I use glass frames with a thin border (no more than 1 cm) black or gold. A varnished wood that tends towards gold as in the photo could also be very suitable…being in France, I leave it to someone else to worry about where to find it :)

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here’s what I see when I’m on my profile but I think you’re not the only one who doesn’t see the links appear
https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/575bd65a-e480-44cd-9364-710c33d50ebd.png
here it is just in case : Website

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Sounds like you’re a perfectionist. I like it.

thanks mate !

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I buy my frames from “castorama” I think they must be located in Belgium. They have a range of glass frames and aluminum borders (black, aluminum or light wood color) that are quite sober with good value for money. It’s not very high-end but for 45 euros the glass frame is quite suitable. I can’t stand plexi frames and I can’t afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a frame either. personally they suit me well. It’s up to you to get an idea in a store if you find one.

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