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LES FLEURS DE LA MER (EXEMPLES D’UNE VIE POSSIBLE)

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LES FLEURS DE LA MER (EXEMPLES D’UNE VIE POSSIBLE) 

MARILLINA FORTUNA

RIVOLI BEAUTY ART GALLERY 

30 JUNE – 1 SEPTEMBER 2016

The art works of Les Fleurs de la Mer exhibition are examples of a possible life, created from materials thrown away, brought back to shore by the sea that Marillina Fortuna collects and uses as it is, without anything more.

Each fragment of a work evolves, settles into a preferred place. Salvaged for a new destiny, it becomes the protagonist, “diversity that takes refuge” in a new reality, that heads towards an unknown fate. Perhaps, flowers are the stars of the show, that represent the most “open”, “investigable” theme in her research.

For Marillina Fortuna, “… in nature each flower is a substance that penetrates the senses: it passes through them with its scent, shapes, and endless shades of colour. By being the fulcrum and seed, it is concrete in a way that goes beyond colour and shape to become a metaphor for a more complex humanity. A fantastic new world, which however, still makes reference to the origins, the primary elements of life and of the lives on the planet. Les Fleurs de la Mer explore traditional iconicity to go beyond “still-life” in favour of a vital movement of the work itself. Whether flowers, gardens, fish, or clouds, all the works in the exhibition are “flowers of the sea”: shapes created from other shapes, colours transmuted by other colours. A horizon made of snapshots, which becomes a depository, a memory, an allusion and illusion, a dream: hope and beauty to be shared.”

RIVOLI GALLERY

Rivoli Gallery is home to a world fascinated by sensitive art including science and design, where cosmetic intelligence is freely approached with meticulous masterpieces, to make us think about the place of beauty in contemporary art. This unique location in Geneva is dedicated to the innovative and claimed intertwining categories. Located in the heart of the Quartier des Bains, this hybrid space considers innovation in all of its dimensions.

RIVOLI BEAUTY / ART GALLERY 14, RUE DE L’ARQUEBUSE 1204 GENÈVE, SUISSE /GALERIE@RIVOLI.CH  / RIVOLI.CH

 

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