Justine Formentelli

Justine Formentelli

London, United Kingdom

About Justine Formentelli

I create colourful dreamscapes inhabited by silhouettes of living creatures longing for an Elsewhere.

My work evokes our endless quest for an elusive destination (be it a higher ground or a different emotional state) by contrasting movement and stillness, shadows and light, emotions and reality.

One of my trademarks is the use of collaged elements, interwoven in complex layers of acrylics paint, to reflect the flotsam and jetsam of life.

My colours are vivid: reflecting where I grew up (Caribbean and Morocco). Other key influences have been my travels and the works of Matisse, Frida Kahlo & Karin Mamma Anderson.

Education

MA at the City and Guilds of London Art School.2016-2018.
BA at The Atlanta College of Arts (now part of SCAD). 1994-1998

Events

April-May 2019: Saatchi Art Catalog Spring 2019
https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Tossed-and-Tumbled/313348/4744882/view

November 2018:
New This Week 11-19-2018 Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/New-This-Week-11-19-2018/153961/254945/view

June 2017:
New This Week 6-12-2017 Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/New-This-Week-6-12-2017/153961/189212/view

May 2017:
`Winner of theFishmongers' Company Menu Cover Design competition

August 2016:
Originals for $1000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here: https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Drawing/Originals-for-1000-and-Under/722504/150358/view

May 2016:
Small Works for $1000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.
http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/Small-Is-Beautiful-Small-Works-for-1000-and-Under/722504/138010/view

November 2015:
http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Photography-Painting-Printmaking/Gifts-for-World-Travelers/722504/113088/view

May 2014:
Wandsworth Fringe Festival. London. U. K. Exquisite corpses workshop with collage, printmaking and sewing at the Pump House Gallery

Exhibitions

May 3rd to May 26th 2019: Rarefaction. Art Rooms. London.
April 6th to October 27th 2019: Positive Emotions. Kunsthuis gallery. Crayke, North Yorkshire, UK.
September 8th to September 16th 2018: MA Show 2018
City and Guilds of London Art School
September 13th to September 17th 2017: MA Show 2017
City and Guilds of London Art School
March 23rd to March 24th 2017: MA Interim Show. City and Guilds of London Art school.
March 10th to March 13th 2016: Affordable Art Fair. Battersea. London.
February 2nd to February 14th 2016: New faces.
Sprout Art gallery. London.
November 2015: Variations in yellow.
Plein air contemporary. Chelsea framers. London
October 2013: Wandsworth
September 22nd to September 26th: Art Gemini Prize 2015 finalists exhibition. Menier gallery. London.
June11th to June14th : Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead. London.
May 20th to May 31st 2015: Gateways. Solo show presented by Plein Air Contemporary @Chelsea framers. London.
February 26th to March 11th 2015 : What is Urban? Brixton East gallery. London.
December 2014: Chelsea in Red. Plein air contemporary. Chelsea framers. London
October 2013: Wandsworth Artists' Open House. London. U.K.
June 2013: 152nd Annual Society of Women Artists. London. U.K.
November 2012: Open House exhibition. Lutry. Switzerland.
October 2012: Wandsworth Artists' Open House. London. U.K.
May 2012: Envolées Métissées. La Tribu des Oiseaux. Lyon. France
March 2012: Affordable Art Fair. Battersea. london. U.K.
February 2012: Love exhibition. Swiss Art Space. Lausanne. Switzerland
November 2011: Guest of honor at the Salon de la St Martin.
Versonnex. France
August 2011: Plexus Gallery. Marly. Switzerland
March 2011: Affordable Art Fair. Battersea. london. U.K.
December 2010: Sauverny Townhall. Sauverny. France.
March 2010: Affordable Art Fair. Battersea. london. U.K.