Rhythm Adjust

21 MAY 2021 - 11 JUNE 2021
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18. Justine Formentelli

The Leviathan beneath

Signed (on the reverse)
Acrylic on paper
59.4 x 42 cm.
Created in 2019

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£420 - 620

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Rhythm Adjust (18/37)

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This piece is part of a body of work around the thematic of emergence and the subterranean. Iceberg inspired shapes seemed to present the perfect format to express the inner world I have always been preoccupied about: everything that is in the realm of the internal, the mental, what does not always transpire on the surface. My aim was to ascribe visual forms to the intangible things that define the architecture of our psyche such as thoughts and emotions but also elements outside of our awareness such as deeply buried memories. In this particular piece, I also wanted to link the central form and its environment through the use of body organs like shapes. I thought about lungs which operate an exchanger or point of connection between the internal and the external.
I used transparent and fluid acrylic to reveal the layers beneath and create a glow outlining the liminal space between the inside and the outside. - Justine Formentelli, 2021
 

Justine Formentelli is a French artist based in London after many years spent abroad. Her recent work deals with mental spaces or Innerscapes and explores the various components that make up who we are. Using different textures, opacities and a vocabulary of recurring elements, she aims to give form to what seeps through us, from the mundane to the essential such as moods, thoughts, memories, behaviour patterns etc...While attempting to reveal an inner architecture and a sense of the intimate self, she also considers the forever shifting borders of the internal self and the external world.

Accolades

Education: MA Fine Art, Distinction, City and Guilds of London Art School, 2016-18. BA Fine Art, Atlanta College of Arts (now SCAD) USA, 1995-98.Illustration, Communication and Design

Selected exhibitions: Art from the heart 2021 Zuleika gallery. 2021. Life on Venus, The Tub in collaboration with the Auction Collective, 2020-21. Works on paper II. Blue Shop Cottage, London, 2020. Lost in isolation. Void Collective. 2020 What She Didn’t Say. Thames Side Studios Gallery. London 2020 Rarefaction. Ione and Mann. London. 2019. MA Degree Show. City and Guilds of London Art school. 2018

www.justine-formentelli.com
@jformentelli

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