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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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2018 PAINTINGS

  • When it’s raining frogs
    Oil on panel, 50x30cm

  • Suspension
    Oil on panel, 50x30cm

  • From feathers to lead in a matter of seconds
    Oil on panel, 50x30cm

  • Unsubstantial evidence
    Oil on panel, 50x30cm

  • Emergence of a situation
    Mixed media on paper, 76x56.5cm

  • Hublot
    Mixed media on paper, 76x56.5cm

  • On a wild goose chase1
    Acrylic on board, 50x32.5cm

  • On a wild goose chase2
    Acrylic on board, 50x32.5cm

  • )On a wild goose chase3
    Acrylic on board, 50x32.5cm

  • On a wild goose chase4
    Acrylic on board, 50x32.5cm

  • On the brink
    Acrylic on canvas, 72x48cm

  • Castles in Spain1
    Mixed media on paper, 42x29.5cm

  • Castles in Spain2
    Mixed media on paper, 42x29.5cm

  • Temporary assemblage1
    Oil on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage2
    Oil on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage3
    Oil on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage4
    Oil on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Rhymes without reason1
    Acrylic on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Rhymes without reason2
    Acrylic on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Rhymes without reason3
    Acrylic on panel, 50x32.5 cm

  • Despite it all
    Acrylic on paper, 42x29.5cm

  • Delusional or faithful
    Oil on canvas, 80x60cm

  • Rickety navigation canvas version
    Acrylics on canvas, 80x60cm

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

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Fluttering

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