“oh, these are SO good. so good. sooooo gooooooood” – that’s what i said to myself, out loud, when i discovered the work of Renée Gouin. these minimal monotypes are totally up my alley. what is a monotype, you ask? as Renée explains, “these images are created through the application of open acrylic paint onto a glass plate that is rolled and manipulated and then, with paper, that is to accept the impression, is “pulled” with the use of a Yasutomo bamboo baren.”

I’m inspired by an array of aesthetics including the spare flatness of Japanese woodblock prints and the reductive visual vocabulary of Morandi. My most recent work is influenced by the color palettes and ambiguous spacial effects found in fashion photography. By emphasizing these flat abstract forms, I embrace the playful antics of cubism. I make monotype prints that strive to celebrate women’s relationship with clothes. My interest is to bring an awareness to the daily ritual of dressing and accessorizing, while pursuing my delight in form and color.

you can follow her on Instagram for lots more.


  1. Wow, these are truly stunning. Thanks for sharing these! Renee Gouin just made another big fan :)

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