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JUSTINE FORMENTELLI

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My practice focuses on the oscillation between construction and dissolution to reveal the rare moments when new possibilities emerge.

Drawing on the visual language employed within Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and calligraphy, I create arrangements of mostly abstract fragments, gestures and recurring shapes that have come to form the basis of a personal visual vocabulary.

Focusing on the spatial relationship between fragments and on their precarious equilibrium, I set up chain reactions of events waiting to happen. The loosely distributed elements allude to a prospective new order, whether they are coming together to form an original agglomeration or are about to be dispersed into disarray.

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

By painting elements in motion within a contained shape, my intention is to highlight an eventful place of emergence and a pivotal moment in time where different factors converge towards a new potential . These rare windows of opportunity or events open the way to renewed possibilities and hope.

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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

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2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

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