Eric Robin‘s SB4 “Small Box 4” is a three-dimensional composition in crumpled paper of square format.
In this painting the artist uses a carefully prepared holographic paper. The particularity of this material is its reaction to light: it captures it and sends back various tones according to its exposure and the nature of the luminosity. More or less warm, more or less intense. The artist cuts, folds and crumples with precise gestures. He glues in layers, creating a composition in relief full of subtlety, where the play of shadows strongly accentuates the contrasts. It is in the vibrancy of the textures that one recognizes the formal signature of the artist.
The simple abstract structure of the square combines harmoniously with the random and organic form of the folding.
We like Eric Robin’s boxes that accentuate the precious effect of his crumpled papers. The duality between the crumpled paper and the impeccable final composition is particularly striking. As in a case, the paper becomes a jewel. It can be displayed on the wall or on a stand, in solo or in diptych, and above all, one seeks a maximum of light to take advantage of the vibrancy of the holographic paper.
With SB4, there is no risk of embarrassing reflections, the optical glass is there … to be forgotten! The light and the location will be the best friends of this unusual object. It would make a nice diptych with SB7.