Saturday, 8 December 2018

Arpaïs Du Bois / Carol Rama



Carol Rama
Arsenale
1970
150 x 100 cm
collage on canvas



Carol Rama
Opera n.11
1938
72 x 46 cm
aquarel on paper




The work of Carol Rama has been of great importance to me, along with the work of Louise Bourgeois and the way she dealt with most personal subjects ànd the work of Nancy Spero whose politically and socially involved work strongly marked me. 
These three grandes dames opened the way for me to explore a visual language that allowed me to express my concerns about the world I live in as well as intimate declarations without borders between the two. 
(I should perhaps add Pierrette Bloch as fourth significant pillar, but for other reasons).
Rama’s exquisite and raw depictions of the human body as well as her delicate though strong abstract work thrill me time and time again, beyond words.
The singularity of her visual language strengthens the universal themes she deals with, may it be erotic scenes or the use of rubber as material for later abstract configurations. 
These themes are recurrent ones in my own work.

Arpaïs Du Bois, 2018




Arpaïs Du Bois
à l’ombre des temps modernes
2014
25 x 18,5 cm
mixed media on paper



Arpaïs Du Bois (BE)
solidarité avec les nuages et les démunis
2017
25 x 18,5 cm
mixed media on paper




Sunday, 25 November 2018

Riette Wanders / Martin Disler



Martin Disler
Ohne Titel( gespreizte Beine)
1982
etching
79 x 95 cm




Martin Disler
installation view Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
2015



Riette Wanders (NL)
Untitled
2018
charcoal, acrylic paint and Siberian chalk on paper
65 x 50 cm (9x)