Impressions lenticulaires-Lenticular prints
The lenticular prints displayed below
The discovery and use of the lenticular printing technique were very important for me.Once again in my artistic work I have incorporated a printing technique, after the serigraphy, and the flatbed on various materials, now it’s the lenticular print.
With this technique I realized that my photos and collages could have some more dynamic effects and tackle themes with a more conceptual approach. I also liked the idea of the possibility of interaction with the viewer, and him being seemingly conquered by the kinetic effects of the lenticular.The benefit of this technique is that it allows the animation of a static image, with in depth 3D effects, effects of image transition (Flip) etc.
I work my photos, layer by layer with transparency effects and I incorporate photos of paintings and paper collages in a rather close way I did before with my paintings on tradicional canvas and paper.That is why my technic is called digital collage photography.
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Animations video des oeuvres/Video animations of the artworks
Sweet dreams 2016 Lenticular print Flip and 3D print 100x75cm
Odalisque 2015 Lenticular print Flip and 3D print 91x121cm
Who am I? 2015 Lenticular print Flip and 3D print 121x91cm
Eco-Logical (2015) Lenticular 3D and Flip print 120cmX70cm
Trans-Humanized 2016 Lenticular print Flip and 3D 120x90cm
Mother Nature/Mother Trash (2015) 91x121cm
Psycho-Logical (2015) 121x91cm
“Intro-Spection 2014 Flip Lenticular print 121x91cm
Choréo-Graphy 2014 Flip Lenticular print 80x80cm
“Votre avenir” 2014 Flip Lenticular print 50x70cm
“Danger” 2014 Flip Lenticular print 50x70cm
“Not equal” 2013 3D Lenticular print 80x80cm
“I feel so lost in this city” 2014 Flip and 3D Lenticular print 80x80cm
“Eating poetry”(2015) 121x91cm Flip lenticular print
“Animus Anima playing card” (2015) 121cmx91cm Flip 3D lenticular print
12 words to save your marriage (2015) 121cmx91cm Flip 3D lenticular print
A few words on my technique:
My artworks are realized in my studio with the equipment appropriate to photo studios.
( A digital camera, torches flash, umbrellas, light boxes, and backdrop) or outdoor in the light of day.
The editions(drawings) are realized in professional laboratory with printers using natural pigments on mineral base, which insure a sustainability in time.
They are re-worked again on computer with the technique of digital collage.
Then I print my creations on various supports(media):
On paper, on wood, on aluminum, on Plexiglas and also on lenticular lens ( with the lenticular process) for the works in 3D and Flip.
Lenticular printing is a multi-step process consisting of creating a lenticular image from at least two images, and combining it with a lenticular lens. This process can be used to create various frames of animation (for a motion effect), offsetting the various layers at different increments (for a 3D effect), or simply to show a set of alternate images which may appear to transform into each other. Once the various images are collected, they are flattened into individual, different frame files, and then digitally combined into a single final file in a process called interlacing.
Lenticular printing has been used to produce movie posters, which morphs between two different character appearances when the angle of viewing changes.
From there the interlaced image can be printed directly to the back (smooth side) of the lens or it can be printed to a substrate (ideally a synthetic paper) and laminated to the lens. When printing to the backside of the lens, the critical registration of the fine “slices” of interlaced images must be absolutely correct during the lithographic or screen printing process or “ghosting” and poor imagery might result. Ghosting also occurs on choosing the wrong set of images for flip.
The combined lenticular print will show two or more different images simply by changing the angle from which the print is viewed. If more (30+) images are used, taken in a sequence, one can even show a short video of about one second. Though normally produced in sheet form, by interlacing simple images or different colors throughout the artwork, lenticular images can also be created in roll form with 3D effects or multi-color changes. Alternatively, one can use several images of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, and then create a lenticular print which shows a stereoscopic 3D effect. 3D effects can only be achieved in a side to side (left to right) direction, as the viewer’s left eye needs to be seeing from a slightly different angle than the right to achieve the stereoscopic effect. Other effects, like morphs, motion, and zooms work better (less ghosting or latent effects) as top-to-bottom effects, but can be achieved in both directions.
Photo credits: Luz Perez-Ojeda/Caster/Dapino/Ekaterincheva
“Eating poetry” poem by Mark Strand