The latest group show at Kristin Hjellegjerde brings together the work of 16 artists who are exploring portraiture through their different mediums.
We Sing the Body Electric is an all-female, multimedia exhibition at East London’s Gallery 46, curated by Camilla Cole and featuring: Juliette Mahieux Bartoli, Ingrid Berthmoine, Stine Deja, Enam Gbewonyo, Bex Ilsley , Laila Majid, Stacie McCormick, Alix Marie, Marie Munk, Fern O’ Carolan, Katarzyna Perlak, Cherelle Sappleton, Karolina Stellaki and Rebecca Wallis.
Kinetic art, snowstorms, fractured women, an olive tree and a dinosaur skull.
Perhaps things will change post-Brexit, but there’s a healthy internationalism in the London art scene at present. Franco-Italian Juliette Mahieux Bartoli says her paintings (‘Pax Romana’, shown by Norwegian gallerist Kristin Hjellegjerde in Wandsworth to 21 Dec) reflect the impossibility of cultural singularity in our hybridised world
Women run, float, and appear suspended mid-action amidst dramatic swathes of colour – blue, teal, pink and gold. Classical features and smooth marble-like skin are draped in fold upon luscious fold of silken fabric. We, the viewer, feel we are intruding on private moments.
The works of these three artists create an intriguing interplay in the explorations and investigations of the four seasons