MARC-AURÈLE DEBUT

TUMESCENCE

TUMESCENCE series is a body of 10 artworks referring to the physiological reactions to sexual stimulation.

Tumescence is vascular congestion : the engorgement of the erectile tissues with blood that marks sexual excitation and potential readiness for sexual activity. This specific word, the same word in French, corresponds particularly to my practice, sexual connotations and technique used.

The deep buttoning process in upholstery is a useful method to embellish and provide comfort. It can be easily utilised on a piece of furniture for a dramatic visual and sensual effect.

This traditional technique applied with pornographic imagery or on a non-traditional material such as latex creates a fascinating contrast. Each digital printed photo showcases an orifice or penetration that enhances the deep buttoning meaning and aesthetic. The stretched and buttoned materials over foam help to further symbolise the swollen erectile tissues. The method itself composes an interesting pictorial result as it restructures the image over printed fabric.

An intriguing effect is in the viewer's perception of the work : how does one interact with the piece ? Are they attracted or repulsed ? Meanwhile there is the added effect of questioning oneself due to the untouchable status of the piece. There are many different ways to contemplate the work : by looking closely or by stepping back for a better view.


TUMESCENE, 2015

Latex, silicone, polyether foam, iron board, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre. 130x34x6cm ©MADebut

TUMESCENCE II, 2015

Oak, cone spikes, leather textile, wood varnish, polyether foam, Dacron fibre. 85x60x55cm ©MADebut

TUMESCENCE III, 2015

Digital print on suede fabric, steel hinges, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre. 95x82x30cm ©MADebut

TUMESCENCE IV, 2015

Digital print on suede fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre. 66x44x6cm ©MADebut

TUMESCENCE V, 2016

Digital print on suede fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre. 80x50x8cm ©MADebut

TUMESENCE VI, 2016

Digital print on suede fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre. 70x50x6cm     ©MADebut 

TUMESCENCE VII, 2016

Digital print on suede fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre     80x80x6cm     ©MADebut 

TUMESCENCE VIII, 2017

Digital print on suede fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre 90x60x6cm ©MADebut 

TUMESCENCE IX, 2017

Digital print on suede fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre 80x40x6cm ©MADebut 

TUMESCENCE X, 2017

Digital print on suede fabric, vinyl fabric, polyether foam, laser cut plywood, Dacron fibre 80x80x6cm ©MADebut