Series 5: Miniatures, September 16th, 2016, to October 26th, 2019

  • ‘Fragments of Reality’ series:

This series actually comprises two distinct collections of works, the ‘White Frame’ and the ‘Black Frame’ ones, but all are, indeed, fragments of reality, small snapshots of colours, textures, energies gathered through my travels across the huge Australian continent.

These abstract miniatures were painted in a dynamic way, blending countless feelings and impressions, then carefully mounted to highlight the particular nature of each piece, and finally encased in shadow-box frames, as so many pieces of jewellery, each telling a story.

Fragments 1-10, ‘White Frame’ series:

Since I am in Australia, I try to travel as much as I can to remote, wild, disorienting (in a good way) places as I am fascinated by the nature’s uncompromising and absolute beauty. The first of the two series, the ‘White Frame’ one, is inspired by deserts, coasts, sunsets, sunrises, oceans and all the vivid, bright tones that compose this stunning and huge country.

Fragments 11-23, ‘Black Frame’ series:

The ‘Black Frame’ series tries to capture another aspect of Australia, the city landscapes and their scratched walls, tired asphalt, ever-changing faces. This series is urban, industrial even, refined to only bright red, white and black tones, applied in multiple layers to create textured artworks.

  • ‘Tiny Colourful Distortions’ series:

Following my exhibition ‘Fragments of Reality’ in July 2019, I made a new batch of miniatures that go one step further in their brightness and detailed depth. The title of the show is a play on the colour distortion phenomenon, also called chromatic aberration or chromatism, when a lens fails to focus all colours to the same point, giving a hallucinatory, surreal, magical touch to the world. Give in to dreams!