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Extremely Beautiful Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée

Montreal-based artist Guy Laramée recently revealed a new body of sculptural work, highlighting his evolving talent to excavate wild landscapes, deep-toned hollows, and oblique watersheds from the dense pages of repurposed books. One of his preferred mediums are bound stacks of old vocabularies and encyclopedias which he carves using a technique of sandblasting to which he later applies oil paints, inks, colors and dry pastels, crayon, and beeswax. When photographed up close the works look almost realistic, as if the spectator is looking at aerial or satellite topographies of Earth. You can see more of Laramée’s newest work at JHB Gallery.

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