The gallery is closed from 12 August to 3 September 2019

Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm


22 May - 10 June 2016

Solo Show

Artist  Jordi Forniés

Opening: Sunday 22nd May 2016, 3 pm, at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1.
The artist who is currently based in Singapore will be attending an 'in conversation with' his agent, Olivier, in June (date to be confirmed).

Constellations is a very special exhibition based on photographs taken between 2014 and 2015 in different cities of Asia.

Textures found as part of buildings and made naturally with materials like plaster, paint, bricks, stone, metal and paper... Trees painted in the walls using B2 pencil. All the photographs were taken with a Pentax 645z medium format camera using 55mm and 120mm lenses. Photographs were processed using Adobe Photoshop CS6, sized 100x75 cm, and print using mineral pigment print in cotton rag paper and over-painted with ink.

"Jordi Forniés’ Constellations is an attempt for the artist to connect cities and experiences in a narrative of emotional exploration. It is a collection which acts as a metaphor within which the viewer is asked to place themselves. It’s a guided tour, but the interpretations are meant to be singularly experienced. Forniés uses the heart of each location -alley walls within intriguing neighbourhoods- as the landscape for his travels. Using the cracked, layered paint to create, on the micro level, individual realities, he places a miniature representation of himself, a tree, to occupy each world. These are very much self-portraits linked by memory and experience, yet they are also mirrors, allowing the viewer to transpose themselves into their own previous experiences and memories."

Eric Smith

"...In his continuing search, Forniés decided to develop this reflection by widening the references to signs to submit them later to creative intervention, since, as Heidegger said, "In the work of art the truth of an entity has set itself to work" ( "Im Kunstwerk sei die Wahrheit ins gesetzt Werk "). The result is Constellations, the exhibition shown in Japan in late 2015 and later in Singapore. Intending to investigate the interventions between nature and humanity, the works in this series are made on photographs of found textures, which are also placed spatially through disclosing their precise coordinates, so that the final result represents not only plastic outcome of this process, but also the complete mapping of each of the of the elements that underlie the work: again stripping the dialogue between essentiality and its veilings."

Chrom-art, April 2016. Full article here

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