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JUSTINE FORMENTELLI

ABOUT MY ART

In recent works, I am exploring a precarious state of Being when disparate elements coalesce for a brief moment before an inevitable collapse or dispersion. In these rare singular instants, aggregations rise into unique and fragile structures in an attempt to attain cohesion and meaning.

Composed of gestures, abstract shapes and partly recognisable objects, these assemblages of hybrid components draw from calligraphy, abstract expressionism and the surrealist practice of “Exquisite Corpse”.

By coming together as part of a temporary structure, each element enters into a dialogue with the shape above or below, sometimes hinting at potential future reactions that could reshuffle the present creation into a brand new configuration.

I juxtapose different textures and handling of paint to underline the variety of voices in this ongoing conversation. With this evolving pictorial vocabulary, I also want to evoke a whimsical language with its syntactical variations and intricacies.

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2017 PAINTINGS

  • Precarious tower
    Acrylic on paper, 65 x 49.5cm

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

  • Deliciously wrong
    Acrylic on paper, 65 x 50cm

  • Identity scaffolding
    Acrylic and collage on paper, 65x49cm

  • Rickety navigation
    Acrylic on paper, 65x49.5cm

  • Rickety navigation1
    Oil on paper, 76x56.5cm

  • Rickety navigation2
    Oil on paper, 65x50cm

  • After Sze
    Acrylic and collage on paper, 76x56.5cm

  • Mais j’ai fait mon traîneau!
    Mixed media on paper, 75.5x57cm

  • Irma’s madness
    Acrylic on paper, 29.5x42cm

  • Before dust and ashes
    Acrylic and collage on paper, 29.5x42cm

  • Tossed and pumelled
    Acrylic and collage on paper, 153x101cm

  • Beached
    Mixed media on canvas, 42.5x62.5cm

  • Crossing
    Mixed media on canvas, 110x100cm

  • Easterlies
    Mixed media72 x 48 cm. on canvas, 110x100cm

  • To and fro and back again
    Mixed media on canvas, 180x180cm

  • The limits of my world
    Oil and graphite on canvas. 80x60cm

  • Roots and wings study
    Mixed media on paper. 29.5x42cm

  • Roots and wings1
    Mixed media on paper. 76x57.5cm

  • (22)Floating interior
    Oil on canvas. 92x60cm

  • Blue interior
    Oil on paper. 137x105.5cm

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

  • Disconcerting-access
    Acrylics on paper. 29.5x42cm

  • One minute here, the next gone
    Oil on canvas. 92x60cm

  • Destination unknown and gap alerts, board version
    Acrylic and collage on board. 86x61cm

  • Singular alignment
    Acrylic on paper 29.5x42cm

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

SKETCHBOOKS

Fluttering

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