Her unstructured artistic practice is marked by the consciousness of space and light. Her work is
deep and timeless. It lays bare the most varied elements of the universe.
She has been influenced by abstract painting learned from Olivier Debré, Pierre Soulages, Karel
Appel and Bengt Lindström, whose works inspired her to engage light, senses, colors and material
in her own work.
Her works show her sensibility in the representation of her subjects; the gesture is then visible, the
sense of color is exalted, the rhythm given to the canvas is like a natural beat. Broad and radiating
lines give consistency to the painting.
Orsini’s works are striking, like a mirror reflecting the pure colors of nature, the uncontrollable forces
of a savage world revealed by her expressive paintings.
The language of the artist appropriates the natural elements; natural essence is a primary concept
in Monique Orsini’s work. The wind, the density of clouds or flowing water are unexpected factors
that are nevertheless controlled by gravity.
The artist's paintings evoke the depth of a fictional and mental landscape, be it a floating cloud that
crosses a mountain, a shallow river, a setting sun, or a morning mist revealing a distant horizon.
The artist stands in the same way in front of the canvas: the gravity allows movement and a perfect
harmony with the elements. By controlling the space and the laws of nature, she tames the
spatiality on the canvas by internalizing the abstraction.
Thick layers and thin lines expand on a dynamic space. The artist experiments with colors in order
to bring an illusion of depth to her lyrical compositions.
Acrylic painting is used like watercolor, which produces unexpected results for the interior
landscapes with which Monique Orsini creates a synthesis of harmony and balance in the cosmos.
“Painting is essential to me, just like breathing. It compels me to a free consented discipline, and at
the same time stimulates and balances me.”
In 1970 she has won the Monnier prize. Bengt Lindström supported her and encouraged her to
show her work, especially in Sweden during the 1980s. It has been exhibited internationally,
including Beyrouth, Istanbul, Barcelona, Taiwan and Copenhagen.
Monique Orsini will exhibit at the Museum of Asian Arts in Nice (France) from July 2nd to October 27th, 2018.
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