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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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ARCHIVE PAINTINGS

  • Trait d'Union
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2012

  • Panama Boy in the Crowd
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    2011

  • Place Jema El Fna
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2014

  • The substance of time
    Acrylic on board
    2016

  • One Among Many
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2009

  • Spring in Balham
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2009

  • Put the kettle on
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2009

  • Can We Move to Brazil?
    Acrylic on canvas
    2006

  • Summons and Leaps
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    2013

  • Morning Ritual
    Acrylics and collage on canvas
    2014

  • Sunday Times
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2006

  • Swiming back to Africa
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2008

  • Ideation and desperation
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2009

  • Daily Simphony
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2008

  • Develop,Stop,Fix
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2011

  • Floatsam and Jetsam
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2011

  • Oh Brother I
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2011

  • Summer in the Common
    Oil and collage on canvas
    2005

  • Open Space I
    Acrylic on canvas
    2008

  • Ann's Island
    Acrylic on canvas
    2009

  • Eassouira force 4
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    2014

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

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Fluttering

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