Monday, March 29, 2010


Sten and Lex series "Poster Stencils" are both stencils and posters at the same time. At the source, there is a fantastic video that showcases their process of pasting up the matrix of the stencil, cut on paper, on a panel of wood as a poster. They paint on the matrix in black and when it all all dry they destroy the matrix, letting some parts of the matrix stay pasted to the wood. In this manner the stencil is not reproducible and the matrix "dies" in the work itself. It's a fascinating process to watch.

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