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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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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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