Mixed Media and Encaustic Painting

Jacques Menache

(North Carolina) Artist-in-Residence October Residency Year: 2015


In October 2015, painter Jacques Menache explored science through art or, art through science, at Surel’s Place.  During his residency, Menache focused on the amoebic form and the “nano landscape [he] created around it” by creating a series of scaled-up biological “slide” paintings using encaustic.  In addition, he worked on a book titled “Science Inspired Art: An Amoebic Passion,” in cooperation with his partner Mary Votta, a graphic and book designer, who accompanied him during his residency.

Born in Paris, Menache spent much of his childhood in Mexico City before moving to North Carolina, where he founded the still-booming Art Center of Carrboro, NC in 1974.  His work is regularly exhibited in North Carolina where he is an integral part of the art community.

UPDATE – Photographs of Mr. Menache’s Surel’s Place events:

Making Amoebas Workshop – In this event, participants used microscopes to make a scaled-up biological “slide” of their own.
Lost & Found Exhibit – An exhibition of the work from Menache’s residency and the collaborative installation emanating from the workshop.