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Nicolas Deshayes Enhances His Work with Vacuum-Formed Plastic

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Feb 8, 2013 • References: nicolasdeshayes.net and beautifuldecay
Exploring colors as they interact with each other on the canvas, artist Nicolas Deshayes incorporates vacuum-formed plastic into his artwork to create a sense of movement.

Working with carefully color blocked areas, and also allowing for some of the colors to bleed into one another, the artist creates a mixed space of different elements. When he places the specially treated clear plastic windows on top of certain areas on his paintings, the artist creates a new way to view the art. The pieces become fused with a sense of rippling motion and the colors seem to shift with a flowing movement. Utilizing different textiles on top of the painted canvas adds another layer to the artwork.

The vacuum-formed plastic used by Nicolas Deshayes keeps his work from staying too still.