Artwork title: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA)
Medium: Var. of lime- and sandstone and ochre
Origin pigments: Pont du Gard, Mont Ventoux, Remoulins, Toulourenc (FR)
Rough estimated age: 200 million years
Surface: Recycled denim canvas on reclaimed wood
Story behind the artwork
'PACA' is an abstract artwork from southern France, gracefully blending history and nature with its typical rich, warm, and nostalgic colours. The pigments used were intentionally sourced from historic locations like Pont du Gard, Mont Ventoux, Remoulins, and Toulourenc, dating back approximately 200 million years.
The canvas is made from recycled denim and reclaimed wood. The all-natural creation process involves layering variations of ochre, lime-, and sandstone pigments with a natural glue, poured as liquids into organic, playful shapes onto the canvas. Transformed by the sun, the layers underwent a fascinating metamorphosis, revealing a textural beauty with little cracks that exudes nostalgia.
With its authentic charm and timeless appeal, 'PACA' truly embodies the essence of the historic southern French region, inviting us to immerse ourselves in the captivating beauty of its rich past.
Photography: Jonathan Vos
Location: L'Authentique Venue, Echt (NL)