Sookie Brarou is a collage artist based in Brussels, Belgium. An integral aspect of her body of work is first and foremost surrealism. Each piece intends to project the observers in improbable scenes, which look like a postcard from another dimension or a projection in the future. The notions of terrestrial scale, gravity and perspective are questioned through themes such as climate change, the space race, and femininity. Her collages are made out of stock pictures, which are reworked digitally. The creative process of each of them is invariably unique, in the sense that cuts, scales and hues were rethought until their image fragments feel like they were meant to be assembled.
Previous exhibitions, awards, collaborations and publications:
2017 Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
2018 Collective exhibition <Art Lover Ground> at Arteria BCN, Barcelona, Spain.
2018 Collective exhibition <Next Generation, Please! > at Bozar, Brussels, Belgium.
2018 Album cover project <Fine Wind Clear Morning> for G.Sav.
2018 Award of the Best Artist of the Year at <2018 GAMMA Young Artist Competition: Global Landscape of Sustainable Art> Tokyo, Japan.
2018 Publication in <Thalia Magazine>, September/October 2018 issue.
2018 Collective exhibition <Monitor Fest> at Athena Factory> Heraklion, Greece.
2018 Postcards project for the promotion of <Monitor Fest> at Athena Factory Heraklion, Greece.
2018 Collective exhibition <International Invited Exhibition> at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
2018 Publication in <Access Magazine Korea>, 2018 Gamma Young Artist Competition special issue.
2019 Honorable Mention Award in the Digital and Photography category at <Fusion Art 2nd Annual Women Artists Art Exhibition>.
2019 Collective exhibition of the <VeniceLands Art Prize> finalists, Treviso, Italy.
2019 Solo exhibition <We Art Ixelles> Brussels, Belgium.
2019 Finalists' collective exhibition at <Visual Art Open 2019 Awards> Chester, UK.
2019 Partnership with <OneFrame> Brussels, Belgium.
2020 Solo exhibition at <Happy Days Ixelles> Brussels, Belgium.
2020 Collective exhibition at <Concept Store Gallery> La Baule, France.
2020 Collective exhibition at <Concept Store Gallery> Paris, France.
Prints on wood
Give your interior a warm and natural feeling with a print on high quality birch wood. Printing artworks on wood allows to enhance any original design in ways that are impossible with printing on paper. In areas of lighter color, the wood grain shows through the ink, adding a subtle vintage feel and allowing unique imperfections of the grain and random knots to be seen. On the other hand, areas with darker colors take on a more dramatic tone and show a heavy contrast between the artwork and the organic wood material.
The wood texture adds depth and character by emphasizing the natural beauty of the wood patterns. The best part? The wood boards are ready to hang and you don't need a frame!
The regular prints
The regular prints are performed with an inkjet printing method. With a wide variety of formats going from 40x40cm to 40x50cm, the prints will enhance your interior and give it a unique sense of style. Discover the last collection through the link below.
Silkscreen printing - Limited editions
As for many digital artists, Sookie has often missed the “manual bond” with her digitally-formatted work. For this reason, she decided to experiment with various ways of translating it onto its physical support and silkscreen printing became her favorite. The prints are prepared using four colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and manually performed on a high-quality 300g matte finish paper. Each piece is dated, signed and comes with COA (certificate of authenticity). Discover the limited edition available today in the link below.
Why is silkscreen printing so special?
Silkscreen printing is a printing technique where ink is transferred onto a surface by using a mesh. A blade is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. One color is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multicolored image or design.
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