Metal Language: Paintings by Darcia Labrosse
Abstract figure paintings using electrostatic paint, also known as powder-coating, on sheets of untreated or anodized aluminum which makes the art impervious to the elements when displayed outside.
Labrosse has developed a unique technique where Fine Arts and the industrial world merge. Overcoming the gravity of representation and the figurative, automatism and acquired reflexes, she mixes brute force and translucid emotions to paint an ontological, disquieting, enigmatic human figure free from artifice, universal in its expression. She paints embodiments of the human condition. Moving through opalescence and a sometime monochromatic palette, the work is evocative, seminal and suggestive of a pre-incarnation, a transcendence evolving in an underlying objective space where our senses are fired into a leap of perception.