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JUSTINE FORMENTELLI

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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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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

  • Ones Among Many
    Acrylic and collage on canvas, 2009

  • Spring in Balham
    Acrylic and collage on canvas, 2009

  • Put On the Kettle
    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 canvas on canvas, 2011

  • Oh Brother I
    Acrylicand collage on canvas, 2011

  • Summer in the Common
    Oil on canvas, 2005

  • Open Space
    Acrylic on canvas, 2007

  • Ann's Island
    Acrylic on canvas, 2009

  • Eassouira Force 4
    Acrylics and collage on canvas, 2014

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

SKETCHBOOKS

Fluttering

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