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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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  • Next think you know
    Oil on papier-mâché panel
    52 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • Next think you know
    Oil on papier-mâché panel
    52 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • Rising from a puddlle on W 46th St
    Acrylic, oil and collage on canvas
    55 x 40 cm

  • Spin cycle
    Acrylic and collage on canvas
    55 x 40 cm

  • Installation view 1

  • Murakami’s Fedex box
    Acrylic and collage on aluminium
    150 x 120 cm

  • Installation view 2

  • On the way to Galicia
    Gouache and oil on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • On the way to Galicia
    Gouache and oil on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • On the way to Galicia
    Gouache and oil on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • The brouhaha underneath
    Gouache and oil on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • The brouhaha underneath
    Gouache and oil on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • The brouhaha underneath
    Gouache and oil on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • Amniotic puddle
    Gouache on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • Amniotic puddle
    Gouache on MDF
    50 x 30 x 3.5 cm

  • Installation view 3

  • Obliteration
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    56 x 44 cm

  • Chamboulements et débordements
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    56 x 44 cm

  • Itinéraire dune boule de flipper
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    56 x 44 cm

  • Pivotal milliseconds
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    56 x 44 cm

  • Peas in a pod
    Acrylic on canvas
    55 x 40 cm

  • Looming spillage
    Acrylic on canvas
    55 x 40 cm

  • The rubbles you still carry in your pockets
    Acrylic on canvas
    55 x 40 cm

  • Cosmic bassinet
    Acrylic on canvas
    55 x 40 cm

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Polyptich 3

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

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