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JUSTINE FORMENTELLI

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My practice revolves around our existential thirst for meaning and the situations or Events that can help generate new possibilities.

Drawing from Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, I compose arrangements of mostly abstract fragments, gestures and recurring shapes that have come to form the basis of an evolving visual vocabulary. Contrasting different painting consistencies and textures contribute to the diversity of my painterly alphabet.

These visual elements are either stacked or combined to form the basis of a new construction or dispersed to reveal the unraveling of a previous state.

This dichotomy between order and disorder, construction and dissolution in my paintings also reflects the inherent tension between our need for structure and stability on one hand and a world in a permanent state of flux with increasingly fewer beliefs on the other hand.

By setting up elements in motion in a contained shape, my intention is to to highlight an eventful place of emergence or a pivotal moment in time where things are about to happen. These Events which have the potential to disrupt the everyday configuration give the promise of the new and open the way for possible meanings and significances.

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2017 PAINTINGS

  • Precarious tower
    Acrylic on paper
    65 x 49.5 cm

  • Teetering tower
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    65 x 50 cm

  • Deliciously wrong
    Acrylic on paper
    65 x 50 cm

  • Identity scaffolding
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    65 x 49 cm

  • Rickety navigation
    Acrylic on paper
    65 x 49.5 cm

  • Rickety navigation I
    Oil on paper
    76 x 56.5 cm

  • Rickety navigation II
    Oil on paper
    65 x 50 cm

  • After Sze
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    76 x 56.5 cm

  • Mais j’ai fait mon traîneau!
    Mixed media on paper
    75.5 x 57 cm

  • Irma’s madness
    Acrylic on paper
    29.5 x 42 cm

  • Before dust and ashes
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    29.5 x 42 cm

  • Tossed and pumelled
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    153 x 101 cm

  • Beached
    Mixed media on canvas
    42.5 x 62.5 cm

  • Crossing
    Mixed media on canvas
    110 x 100 cm

  • Easterlies
    Mixed media72 x 48 cm. on canvas
    110 x 100 cm

  • To and fro and back again
    Mixed media on canvas
    180 x 180 cm

  • The limits of my world
    Oil and graphite on canvas
    80 x 60 cm

  • Roots and wings I
    Mixed media on paper
    76 x 57.5 cm

  • Floating interior
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 60 cm

  • Blue interior
    Oil on paper
    137 x 105.5 cm

  • Reconstitution after the facts
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 60 cm

  • Disconcerting access
    Acrylics on paper
    29.5 x 42 cm

  • One minute here, gone the next
    Oil on canvas
    92 x 60 cm

  • Destination unknown and gap alerts
    Acrylic and collage on board
    86 x 61 cm

  • Singular alignment
    Acrylic on paper
    29.5 x 42 cm

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

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Fluttering

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