© Roberto Alborghetti

Some other images which seem to come from a mysterious and drowned world. Or from our deep unconscious… Yes, imaginary scenes, but realistic images. I “captured” them along Netherlands streets. They are not paintings. They are “Lacer/actions”, images of torn posters and urban signs. Absolutely random pics, not maniputated or digitally enhanced. This is my research. This is my fun.   






I knew Daphne Hughes during last Parallax AF in London, at La Galleria (October 2011). She was one of my fellow exhibitors. “Regenerations” was the title of the works she showed there. Daphne presented me a book – “End of the line, A painters journey” – in which she tells her experience in Art. Daphne lives in the South East of England (Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire). She is a Contemporary Artist creating large Abstract paintings based on her photography.

I was really struck by her works. Daphne loves to explore the minute details of surfaces inherent in objects that surround us. She captures images and exposes their complex surface textures, observing and translating these qualities into paintings. She uses to create large scale fabrications of texture or movement. Each painting is unique and original with strong visual qualities, and by their nature create a tactile response by the use of mixed and diverse mediums.

Daphne worked on a series of large paintings inspired by the discarded object and corroded materials in the environment. She interprets and captures the spirit of their unconventional displacement and existence into paintings in her own unique style.

Daphne Hughes says: “I am a Contemporary Artist passionate about my work. My paintings are predominately abstract with rich surface qualities. I have a strong interest in Photography, and my work is based on the exploration of minute details of surfaces inherent in objects that surround us. I capture images and expose their complex surface textures and their comprehensive and intrinsic worth, observing and translating these qualities into paintings. From the photographs I take their descriptive values and compositional potential which I then interpret into paintings that encapsulate their unintentional beauty. It is the translation of the original images that promotes and manifests. A response and a passion to paint an enhanced physical version, intensifying the original qualities”.





The green side of my “lacer/actions” artworks… But this time, the image doesn’t come from a torn poster sticked on a billboard. And neither it’s a picture taken on board, looking green fields from an aircraft… Guess where I took it from…




La Galerie Susini (Aix-en-Provence, France) réouvre ses expositions avec l’Artiste Sofie Prenez Photographies.

Pour repartir de plus belle, la Galerie Susini ( 19 Cours Sextus, Aix-en-Provence, France) réouvre ses portes, et vous invite à découvrir sa exposition avec l’Artiste Sofie Prenez Photographies, ouverte jusqu’au 24 septembre 2011 (vernissage: 9 septembre, h.18,30, avec la presence de l’Artiste).

“Sofie Prenez nous entraîne dans un urbanisme onirique où l’acte créateur est au coeur de la pratique. Ses photographies en tant qu’ images tableaux sont autant d’invitation au voyage. Dans cette série, les images sont habitées par la figure de la Femme, elle est l’ondine mélancolique, l’esprit de la nature, la femme orchidée, le visage immanent. L’orchidée est récurrente comme un symbole fort et transcendé du féminin. La volupté féminine voyage à la frontière tenue qui sépare la mélancolie du songe. Une immersion dans l’intime, un appel à la subjectivité du spectateur.

La notion d’hybridation imprègne les visions picturales de l’artiste. Les photographies et le graphisme se côtoient révélant ainsi le mélange des influences ; la nature sauvage et luxuriante qui reprend ses droits face à la cavalcade urbaine, la dureté des lignes qui s’entrechoquent face à la douceur des courbes, les tons froids en rupture avec les couleurs chaudes. Le regard du spectateur est invité à plonger dans ce monde hybride. Il parcourt un univers muséal transfiguré par la présence des muses qui sont des miroirs aux multiples faces reflétant tour à tour la créatrice, le sujet regardant, le sujet regardé et les apparences illusoires de celui qui s’y regarde. Tout porte vers le regard, une métaphore du regard hybride”.

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