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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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Polyptich 3

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Before Dust and Ashes

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Fluttering

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