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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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2018 PAINTINGS

  • 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

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

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