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JUSTINE FORMENTELLI

ABOUT MY ART

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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SKETCHBOOKS

  • Language study II
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Language study I
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Appearance and disappearance
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Rickety study
    Mixed media on paper, 2017

  • Teetering stack study
    Acrylic and watercolour on paper, 2018

  • Traineau study
    Acrylic and pencil on paper, 2017

  • Crossing study
    Acrylic and pencil on paper, 2017

  • To and fro and back again study
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Equilibrium I
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Equilibrium II
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Framed
    Acrylic and pencil on paper, 2017

  • Fedex Box
    Acrylic and pencil on paper, 2017

  • Roots and wings study I
    Mixed media on paper, 2017

  • Roots and wings study II
    Mixed media on paper, 2017

  • After Hodgkin
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Hard Boiled Wonderland
    Mixed media on paper, 2017

  • Fluttering
    Mixed media on paper, 2017

  • Floating interior study
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

  • Calligraphy Facade
    Acrylic on paper, 2017

2018 PAINTINGS

Polyptich 3

2017 PAINTINGS

Before Dust and Ashes

SKETCHBOOKS

Fluttering

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