KARINE ROCHE: CHROMATIC LANDSCAPE
Art Sawa| DIFC – Dubai, UAE
arine’s choice of specific theme as the nature and the city, allows us to forget about the subjects in order to focus only on the painting itself. City and architecture become both the natural environment, there is no opposition, no contradiction…City lines and those of the vegetal world are multiples. Their combinations are infinites. Labyrinthine landscapes and urban structures are representing a globalised city. Before being a final image, the canvas is an abstract thought where forms are only lines, materials and colors. Doors and windows are white squares on a blue background and the canvas does not express a clear idea but more of an impression: The city, cities, noise, and people behind the colors, flows and networks, accumulation of activities that is giving stun sensations as being in a jungle. Lines are crossing to end up lost in a ghost horizon. Perspectives lines are false and buildings incomplete, the city is an expanding universe going beyond the framework. The technique used is oil painting with colored fabrics that on some paintings are memories of places and people, either given, either found or purchased on markets here and there. They intervene on the matter, pucker, creating lines and shapes on the canvas between hazard and constraint. By a reserve effect, colors and prints of fabrics are becoming splashes of color as well as those being done with the brush. There is photography on other paintings. The inclusion of photography leads to another representation of the reality. The images are the starting point and framework of the painted image, being at the same time a reference and a memory of another place.
Karine goes inside her personal landscape between mental and sensitive, emotional and evocative, to seeks herself through her representation.
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