Carole Arbic

Carole Arbic

My fascination with the incessant movements that shape our natural environment is one of the principal motivations of my artistic practice. It is through these constant geographical and stratospheric fluctuations that my pictorial imagination is forged.
Intuitively based, my approach to painting consists of construction and deconstruction, fragmentation and reassembling. The surface of the painting becomes an arena for multiple encounters, resulting in works that pulse with energy.
Resolutely abstract, and hybrid in nature, my technique goes beyond solely applying paint to canvas. Like an improvised dance I tear, cut, rip and collage an aggregate of materials (Japanese paper, textiles, acrylic flakes and fragments of drawings), onto the chosen surface to orchestrate a symbiosis between the elements of the composition. Seductive graffiti-like lines traverse and link the collaged areas, occasionally evoking topographical views.
Originating from my drawings, these line games are gradually transcending my pictorial field to introduce a 'writing' consistent with the stuff of dreams. Sinuous and often in collusion with the world of childhood, the lines that run through the paper bear witness to a relative naivety and possess the mark of spontaneity specific to the 'automatist' gesture. Organized in a central composition, the continuous line movement arabesques through the colors, creating dynamic air spaces.
Apparent in my approach to drawing, there is a timeless rhythm that recalls that of daydreaming. To a certain extent, one can read these works as one can read clouds. Both my paintings and drawings seek to generate environments where playfulness and intuition come together.

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