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"Palette n°1", piece of dried acrylic from a mixing plate and acrylic on paper, 42 x 28 cm "Palette n°2", piece of dried acrylic from a mixing plate and acrylic on paper, 42 x 28 cm. "Palette n°3", piece of dried acrylic from a mixing plate and acrylic on paper, 21 x 14 cm. "Palette n°4", piece of dried acrylic from a mixing plate and acrylic on paper, 21 x 14 cm. "Reflection", pieces of dried acrylic from a mixing plate and acrylic on paper 21 x 14 cm.

The extract of a painting panel, and a copy of it.

A palette is part of the preparation of an art work and it’s also a rest. It’s something we never look at, and that we would never commonly call « painting» in itself.  Camille Mojon collects pieces of  dry acrylic paint that look like little objects , and reproduces them by hand with paint.  Even though the copy is flat, when presented together in a composition next to the 3D piece , it creates a confusion for the eye and we don’t don’t which one was there first . We can’t really say there is an original and a copy since they don’t have the same nature , but we can ask ourself if they can both be called « Painting » and if one is more « authentic » than the other.