About the artwork'Long Weekend SQ', 36 x 36 x 1.5 in, Photographic image transfer on birch panel. Limited edition of 15. Signed and numbered by the artist on verso. Archival Pigment inks, tested to last a lifetime. ALSO AVAILABLE: 43 x 43 in/110 x 110 cm, see alternate listing.TECHNIQUE: Patrick Lajoie's image transfer works are infused with a warmth in both hue and texture, created by the golden cast of the wood as well as the delicate wood grain apparent beneath paler areas of pigment. His image transfer process begins with an archival pigment print of his original image, which he then transfers by hand onto a wood artist panel. The transfer process causes the pigments (or image) to release from the print and adhere to the wood surface. Although the artist has refined his specific technique to garner excellent transfer results, the process still retains a certain level of unpredictableness, normally resulting in small imperfections in the image and/or around its outer edges. These are intrinsic to all image transfers and give each work its uniqueness and organic, handmade quality. Finished works are sealed with a hand brushed and buffed artist's wax.
Fine art photographer Patrick Lajoie is known for his evocative travel documentary images that impart a sense of nostalgia and remembrance. His creative practice encompasses his passions for photography, composition, colour, and experimentation. Commonly recurring themes such as beaches and bathing scenes, vintage cars and surfing, are chosen as much for their reflection of the artist’s personal interests as for their ability to channel collective memories and a spirit of adventure.
Rather than being planned or staged his images are primarily discovery-driven and rely on frequent travels in search of the elusive chance combination of the right subject matter, location, lighting, and compositional potential. His work is regularly exhibited at major international art fairs and is held in private and corporate collections worldwide, including a permanent six-panel installation by Delta Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport.