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patience XVI - second crystallization
       
     
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Cut Outs / waterfall
       
     
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the self portraits / portraits to questions of femininity

C-Prints, 24 x 36 cm, 2013-2017

Images taken from various Photomaton booths in Paris: Pont Marie, Pont Neuf, St. Paul, Hôtel de Ville, Sully Morland, Arts et Métiers, Poissonnière, Cardinal Lemoine, Cité, Porte des Lilas, Châtelet, St. Michel, Porte de Vincennes, Ècole Militaire.

The Photomaton booth becomes an arena for the artist to perform different identities as a woman in her self-portrait series. The double portrait is a record of the artist's emancipatory gesture performed in these Photomaton booths and explores female identity, as it stands for the change that women go through subconsciously to comply with the stereotypes that are promoted and dictated by the mass media.

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patience XVI - second crystallization
       
     
patience XVI - second crystallization

watercolor on linen, 170 x 150 cm, 2016

untitled (the sad king)
       
     
untitled (the sad king)

watercolor/marker on linen, 170 x 150 cm, 2017

Cut Outs / waterfall
       
     
Cut Outs / waterfall

Watercolor, acrylic, marker on linen, 210 x 210 cm, 2017

Anoir and the Woman in the Garden
       
     
Anoir and the Woman in the Garden

 Ciné collage, HDV, BW and color, loop, sound, 9:47 min, 2015-2017

Anoir and the Woman in the Garden is a multimedia, film installation (16mm) with individual scenes, which runs in endless loops. A dialogue, comprised of different imaging sequences and lengths, creates a sense of conflict, along with the construction of a new language and a new image for the audience.   Parallel montages of architectural elements, buildings, gardens, public spaces and its surroundings (manipulated elements of vegetation, water, fire and air) are arranged together to present a destroyed, post-apocalyptic world.

The main theme of the work is the symbol of the woman in the garden. She represents values, like love and empathy, peace and connectivity, and stands in contrast to scenes of death, violence, oppression, competition or war.  The film addresses the disparate mechanisms in today’s society seen through the lens of psychoanalyst Arno Gruen, which examine the notion of evilness in humanity, the betrayal of the self, the fear of autonomy in men and women, the question of guilt and the ultimate goal of integration in which the human beings live in full harmony with their feelings and needs.

 

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