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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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2018 PAINTINGS

  • Dissolving grounds
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Perilous surfing
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Smooth path or rocky trail
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Structuring nothingness
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Crumbling castles
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Tourmente
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Edging towards the void
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • Encounter
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.7 cm

  • When it’s raining frogs
    Oil on panel
    50 x 30 cm

  • Suspension
    Oil on panel
    50 x 30cm

  • From feathers to lead in a matter of seconds
    Oil on panel
    50 x 30 cm

  • Unsubstantial evidence
    Oil on panel
    50 x 30 cm

  • Emergence of a situation
    Mixed media on paper
    76 x 56.5 cm

  • Hublot
    Mixed media on paper
    76 x 56.5 cm

  • On a wild goose chase I
    Acrylic on board
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • On a wild goose chase II
    Acrylic on board
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • On a wild goose chase III
    Acrylic on board
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • On a wild goose chase IV
    Acrylic on board
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • On the brink
    Acrylic on canvas
    72 x 48 cm

  • Castles in Spain I
    Mixed media on paper
    42 x 29.5 cm

  • Castles in Spain II
    Mixed media on paper
    42 x 29.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage I
    Oil and collage on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage II
    Oil on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage III
    Oil on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Temporary assemblage IV
    Oil on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Rhymes without reason I
    Acrylic on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Rhymes without reason II
    Acrylic on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Rhymes without reason III
    Acrylic on panel
    50 x 32.5 cm

  • Despite it all
    Acrylic on paper
    42 x 29.5 cm

  • Delusional or faithful
    Oil on canvas
    80 x 60 cm

  • Rickety navigation III
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 cm

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