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2023

Monstera

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Concept

The artwork “Monstera” by Eugénie Bérubé is a captivating representation of the plant of the same name. The artist has chosen to emphasize the immense leaves of this plant by depicting them with pronounced texture. Against a vibrant red background, the artist has written identifying words in yellow. These words are partially concealed by the imposing size of the plant, enticing the viewer to seek to read them.

This artwork gives the impression of belonging to the impressionist movement, thanks to the textured representation of the leaves. However, the presence of the words in the background brings the artwork closer to contemporary art and recalls the rustic aspect of graffiti, which is dear to the artist. The contrast between the vibrant red background and the striking green of the Monstera creates a stunning and magnificent effect.

The Monstera, also known as the Swiss cheese plant, is a tropical plant native to the regions of Central and South America. Its giant, perforated, and dissected leaves have become iconic in the world of art and design. Eugénie Bérubé has chosen to pay tribute to this plant by representing it in a striking manner and emphasizing its majestic presence.

The pronounced texture of the Monstera leaves gives an impression of relief and vibrancy. The artist has used expressive brushstrokes to create variations in tones and shapes, giving each leaf an almost palpable presence. The delicate details of the perforations in the leaves add a subtle dimension to the artwork, enhancing its visual appeal.

The words written in yellow on the red background intertwine with the lush vegetation of the Monstera. They may represent thoughts, feelings, or associations of ideas related to the plant itself, thereby encouraging the viewer to delve into deeper reflection and interpret the artwork based on their own experience.

Technique

Acrylic, oil pastel, and sculpture medium on canvas

Dimensions

91.44 X 121.92 cm

Year of Creation

2023