Eric Saline makes his own paper from recyclable materials, and adorns it using techniques such as wood engraving, serigraphy or painting. These papers serve as the base for his collages and installations which evoke universes, atmospheres, as well as shadow and color variations, making a reference to architecture.
As part of his exhibition Paperasserie/ Paperwork , which comes as the result of his residency at Le Cube – independent art room, Eric Saline presents paper installations, but also murals echoing Morocco, by their rhythm, patterns and superposition of light and shadow. Eric Saline was inspired by recurring motifs, Moorish tiles and woven carpets, made of multicolored plastic threads, and sold in the Medina. The structured shapes of fences in the countryside, the density of eucalyptus forests, the optical vibrations of the zellige mosaics of all colors of the Hassan II Mosque, in Casablanca, are all sources of inspiration for the American artist.
About the artist
In his work, Eric Saline examines the relationship between nature and architecture. Paper, his favorite material, interests him particularly for its duality: enduring and versatile, but at the same time, it is also both weak and vulnerable. This tension is what characterizes the artwork of Saline, that resonates with human experience for a plural reading of his projects.
Through his drawings, collages, editions and installations, the artist plays with rhythms, colors and surfaces and their superposition. By working with second hand material, he sets a counter point for the white sheet/paper. This recycling process is also a tool of reflection on a more conscientious management of natural resources.
• Leaflet of the exhibition