Rose Sunset Etienne Labbe
- Chromogenic Print on Dibond with Plexiglass
- 24 × 60 inches
61 × 152.4 cm
A streaked, periwinkle sky and stratus clouds lit pink and light orange by the setting sun presses down on a strip of sienna brown land and navy mountains in this five feet long photograph. This romantic landscape was created using a slow shutter speed while the photographer was in motion. Labbe's large format chromogenic prints are on archival paper, mounted on dibond (an aluminum composite panel) and faced cleanly with plexiglas. 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, watercolor, mixed media and photography. His work consists of rapidly shifting explorations of scale, color, 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.