FLECK FINE ART JUNE EXHIBITION
You’re Gonna Remember Me No. 1 (Peggy’s Cove) by LAURIO
Presentation 1.) Limited Edition Print (signed by the artist) 23.5 x 40 inches housed in a Light Box 25.5 x 42 x 4 inches
Presentation 2.) Limited Edition Print (signed by the artist) 23.5 x 40 inches mounted on an aluminum backing
Original: Mixed media drawing titled “You’re Gonna Remember Me No. 1 (Peggy’s Cove) 23.5 x 40 inches, Fineliners (black ink), watercolour pencils and an alcohol-based marker on a mat-board, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has without a doubt changed life as everyone knew it, and has made me reflect on the most incredible places I was lucky enough to visit, as well as the world gems that still await my discovery.
The last time I sat on a plane was on my trip back from visiting relatives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During a previous trip there in winter, my relatives took me to see the iconic Peggy’s Point Lighthouse, a true Canadian landmark, in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. As people generally don’t visit during winter, given that it’s extremely cold and windy and can be very dangerous, I got to see the rare view for visitors of Peggy’s Cove with just a handful of people.
When I draw, I aim to combine a realistic approach, capturing light and shadows on a minute scale and a high degree of detail, with a fresh, new perspective that infuses a modern freedom of the stroke of the pen. The movement in the clouds really contributed to the ethereal nature of that incredible panoramic view. This piece outlines the fissures in the large etched rock formations and uses hatching, alongside the stark contrast between the fineliners’ black ink and the white paper, to attempt to recreate the overwhelming feeling that I felt, standing there in person, of looking at something simply so majestic. - Laurio