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About

Emilie Roby is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing/tattooing, photo-performance and experimental music. https://soundcloud.com/visible-man Born and raised in northwestern Quebec, she studied visual arts at Université du Québec à Montréal. She lives and work in Montreal, Canada.

Tattoo

The tattoo, as a work of creation, takes shape through the individuals that offer their body as raw material. To various degrees, their background, energy and anatomy interfere in the process and influence the finished tattoo work.
Not only does the tattoo insert itself in the fabric of the real world and confronts the public to its plastic reality, it also abolishes—for the bearer—the intermediate space between body and object, reshaping the act of interpretation by positioning that object as a part of oneself, not merely as an external artefact.
My work tends toward producing stylised and often abstract works suited to the architecture of the human body. From figurative designs to geometrical abstractions, my approach reveals a strong interest for lines and graphic composition. The exclusive use of black ink enables me to thoroughly examine the problematics related to drawing, namely lines, textures, solids, negative spaces and so forth. By doing so, the outcome will always be an ideal expression of the relation between form and content.
Beyond the aesthetical experience it creates, the tattoo object presents a fascinating paradox: it is a medium of a permanent nature applied in an ephemeral context. The human body renders it unalterable for the bearer, but temporary for the outsider who survives it. Indeed, the perennial aspect of tattooing raises a delicate question: what should we do? Is conservation something worth considering or should we let it vanish?

“That the act of tattooing could have survived modernity and the industrial age still amazes me, and only strengthens my will to explore, in the realm of arts, the various roles it plays in the human narrative.”

TECHNICALITIES:
Disposable needles and tubes.
Monthly consultation* see CONTACT section for dates.
*The 30 min consultation is also the opportunity to pay for the conceptualization fees, generally varying between 100$ et 300$ + tx. depending on the amount of work/size of the project.
Tattooing fees are 150$ / h + tx. Minimum rate for a small project is 500$ +tx.
There is approximately 6 months of wait for the realization of a tattoo project.

Please use the contact form for any further questions and appointment requests. Thanks 🙂

Contact

Next consultations

2017 July 22nd, August 19th, September 30th, October 28th, November 25th. Please use the contact form to register. The conceptualization fees generally vary between 100$ et 300$ + tx depending on the amount of work and the size of the project. Tattooing fees are 150$ / h + tx. Minimum rate for a small project is 400$ + tx. There is between 10 to 14 months of wait for the realization of a tattoo project.

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