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The Scope of Creativity by Logan Riley

"Beatrice Burel, Gonzalo Ferrer, Frederink Fink, Francois Geffray, Stefania Mainardi, Nazim Mehmet, Petra Nimtz, Catherine de Saugy, and Marija-Tanaskovic Papadopoulos have brought the revelation of creativity to the walls in

Ream of Invention, curated by Christina Zhang. These nine explore those explosive moments at the beginning of artistic creation. Each artist brings a different vision to the same moments—visions born in the same space, but infinitely different.

The combination of materials—whether it be dealing with images, sounds, or all forms of matter—is enough to spark creativity, to birth an image or idea that quickly fleshes out into form. With her epic diptych, French artist Beatrice Burel contemplates an arena of swirling, vibrant colors that transcend the boundaries of the canvas—forming a painterly surface into the viewers own reality. The abstract works which explore shape, form, color, and surface sucks the viewer into an abject cosmos. They appear as stunning anthropomorphic objects that allude to both internal environment and to the flesh itself. Functioning as fine-art hybrids, her impressive works exist in a state of dynamic tension by evoking contradictory responses: they are structured, yet amorphous; repulsive, yet alluring, familiar—yet surreal. As such, they suggest something of a cross between Gerhard Richter’s apocalyptic visions and Cecily Brown’s highly sophisticated, yet equally as graphic paintings."

Posted by Beatrice Burel on 2/10/13

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