Auterive Etienne Labbe
- Chromogenic Print on Dibond with Plexiglass
- 24 × 60 inches
60.96 × 152.4 cm
Bright clouds hover over a landscape striped in green, ochre and sienna in this unique depiction of a township in France, Auterive. Labbe uses time lapse photography to capture this image of the landscape while he himself is in motion. His large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on dibond (an aluminum composite panel) and faced cleanly with plexiglass. A stainless steel channel is mounted to the work on the back for easy installation. Each print is unique. Labbe only makes 3 variations (cropped in different proportion) from each photograph. Québec born Etienne Labbé trained as a molecular biologist in Montréal and Toronto. As an artist he has worked in several mediums – sculpture, watercolour, mixed media and photography. His work consists of rapidly shifting explorations of scale, colour, light and mood. Movement is used as a creative and transformative force by which ordinary landscapes are altered. Labbé’s work is held in several private collections across Canada.