LandEscape Art Review // Special Issue - Page 10

LandE scape Francine Gourguechon CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW Brainstorm Black Madonna that are in a certain sense representative of the relationship between emotion and memory. How would you define the relationship between abstraction and representation in your practice? In particular, how does representation and a tendency towards abstraction find their balance in your work? Firstly, the human figure is the representational core of the pieces; they allow the viewer to see the self and to relate to whatever abstraction takes place. While having my own ideas as to the meaning of the abstractions, I want the viewer to have the ability to have their own interpretations and feelings about the work. As you have remarked in your artist's statement, the human body as art and body decoration appears in every culture and is used for seduction, ritual, social