19 May OTOMYS Gallery: 16th – 22nd of September
OTOMYS art gallery (www.otomys.com) is delighted to present an
exclusive collection of contemporary works on paper by British artist,
Nina Dolan and French artist, Caroline Denervaud. Using techniques of
mark making on fabriano paper, Dolan creates works which are precise
and meticulous in their creation. Denervaud is inspired by dance and
movement and her paintings exude a sense of freedom and fluidity with
the use of bold, casein pigments.
Complemented by beautiful organic, hand built stoneware by
Parisienne, Linda Ouhbi.
Mixed media on Fabriano paper
‘An Art of passage, about reality that has already passed by and which
leaves a spread or spray of traces’ – Susan Sontag 1981
My drawings are more about evocation than literal representation.
They are about the passing of time, captured thoughts about what is
happening in the world. The notion of trace extends to the forms of my
drawings, where lines billow and meander across the sheets, often
recurring in the next drawing. By limiting myself to certain rules and
codes in my mind, the lines build up to an overall rhythm, evoking
emotions and I would almost say, sounds, as in music or noise.
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Casein paintings on Fabriano paper
French artist, Caroline Denervaud has been exploring the ways in which
movement can convey intrinsic emotions from a very young age.
Dancing and allowing herself to accept natural bodily motion has been a
prominent part of her life and has become the foundation of her
expansive practice, which includes performance, video, paintings and
Through Denervaud’s performance, she creates marks – marks of
movement, marks of time, marks of emotions.
Feelings and sensations guide her to create a shape, through
movement, on paper or in space.
Paris based, Linda Ouhbi creates pieces in stoneware using a hand
building and coil technique. This ancestral process necessitates a slow
construction and permits the development of a relationship with each
piece. Throughout the quest for a fragile balance during the
construction of each piece, there begins a dialogue that influences the
shapes that emerge. Each piece therefore holds the traces of a unique
emotional quality, an intimate premise that comes from within.
Moved by the rare subtlety of prehistoric works and inspired by the
creations of the first people, Linda Ouhbi creates pieces that question
the ideas of function and utility, but above all the notion of time and