Painting on Plexiglas - Transparency

In our  modern  societies , transparent  materials  outshine  opaque materials,
bearers of traditions and sometimes obscurantism.

Either vehicle of political liberty or inevitable means for a capitalism which must maintain trust, this change from the opaque to the transparent is one among the many that a China of the 21st century is experiencing – but probably the one which in the long term will produce the most forceful effects.
To exert oneself to light represents a risk for a closed society used to master the shade. Better than any speech about democracy, light, much more so than sound, can stimulate a civil society. Once its speed reshapes space, it allows anarchic networks, playing the ongoing game of reflections, next to traditional alliances of power. Directly evoked by the Plexiglas, depicted by urban landscape compositions - abstract or figurative - transparency and its impacts on things and people is the core of Fortunée Noël’s works.

The moving from ancestral Hutongs to skyscrapers fancied by consulting firms, the reversal of secular horizontality to futuristic verticality, the transformations of symbols which govern time and space; the artist tries to incorporate all this aspects into her works made in Beijing. The result obtained beneath the surface of these works, sleek as a screen glass, relates to a sensitivity developed through contact with the new technologies. Colour, captured by transparency but resolutely alive, enlightens one’s sight and beyond political stakes abides by ultimate privilege of creating the beautiful.  

Dates: From Octobre 20th to December 20th, 2006
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun, 10:30am-5:30pm
Opening: October 20 th, from 5pm to 8pm

Address: Imagine Gallery, N.8  Feijiacun Yishu Gongzuoshi, Feijiacun Donglu, Laiguangyingdonglu, Chaoyang District, 100103
Tel: 64385747 / 13910917965




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