Resin is a multi-use polymer that is traditionally utilized as a varnish or adhesive within the commercial construction realm, yet has been recognized more recently as a useful medium within the fine art world.
The viscosity of resin coupled with its glass like appearance make it a malleable tool within fine art. Two dimensional art immediately adopts a three dimensional appearance with the addition of a resin coating; the transparent yet thick coating brings new life and energy to what could otherwise be perceived as “flat” color.
An often practiced method of mixing paint with resin and applying in layers creates a suspension of the image within the resin, again adding to the dimensionality of the piece. The layered aspect of the art gives it a sculptural appeal, while maintaining the integrity of wall art.
Even just a subtle use of resin within artwork can make an impressive impact. Artists such as Poulin have mastered this delicate process wherein resin is used sparingly. The resin brings a unique vibrancy to certain elements of the piece, raising levels of the art while still remaining understated.
The introduction of resin as a medium within fine art has been a progressive and liberating process. Artists can fully utilize the dimensions of their piece, whilst creating spatial intrigue.