Cendrine Rovini
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Cendrine Rovini's work will be featured in the exhibition "LEXICON INFERNALI" 
at Stephen Romano Gallery Sept 3 - October 15 2015
Aube. Une, 2014, 45,5 x 30,5 cm, drawing on paper.
Houbal, 2015, 51 x 36 cm, drawing on paper.
Kâlî, 2014, 45,5 x 30,5 cm, drawing on paper bonded on wood panel.
Corps dressé, coeur en source, 2015, 51 x 36 cm, drawing on paper.
Le petit soleil rouge, 2015, 51 x 36 cm, drawing on paper.
Trois, 2015, 51 x36 cm, drawing on paper.
The sleek, delicate and dreamy appearance of my work hide elements of disturbation: incoherent body parts, discreet savagery and raw nudity. It would be easy and tedious to proclaim my love for intrigue with blatant lineaments, 
I instead prefer the spectator to feel embarked into a dream and to wake up within a weird imagery softly venomous (if not a nightmare).

My images are not metaphors or symbolic representations - they just really are by themselves. They belong to the realm of metamorphosis, a recurrent theme in the polytheistic, animistic or shamanistic thoughts. Metamorphosis belongs to the multiple, to the becoming, (animal-becoming, plant-becoming, woman-becoming): it is not imitation or identification but poetic scrum which makes evident that worlds are fertilized and grown on each other, swollen with life, matter and invisible.

I don't mean to illustrate any theory because my work doesn't find its roots into the intellectual sphere, I prefer the perceptive one. First comes alive the image into my imagination and I just want to « rewrite » it as closely as possible. My artworks carry into them their own intentions ; as sorcerers objects, they claim to bring their influence, to sow the seeds of an animistic vitality into the core of the spectator. Those creations return to animality, and even more to vegetality, assumed as the perfect way to be living on the Earth. The human being thought he was apart and beyond the natural realm which is allowing his life, my work insists about the necessary conjunction between all the living figures for a real harmony and beauty.

My current work focuses on mixed media on paper, fabric or wood, and the use of graphite as a basement, completed with colored pencil or watercolors allow a certain lightness of texture which allows my hands to freely express the inner world.


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