Carole Arbic



The notion of landscape is centremost in the artistic practice of Carole Arbic. The artist repeatedly demonstrates a fascination with the incessant movements that shape the terra firma. Whether natural or artificial in origin, these constant fluctuations fundamentally influence her process. Arbic's work explores and probes at this primordial relationship between landscape and movement. Between construction and deconstruction, fragmentation and assembly, tension and impulse, the intuitive motus operendus employed by the painter, makes the pictorial surface the arena of multiple encounters. "With momentum, I tear, I cut, I destroy, like an improvised dance, in order to better reconstruct and relate the different elements of the puzzle. Emerging from spontaneous or controlled gesture are lines, drips, splashes and fragments that find their place and their interaction". In this manner, fabric remnants, corded filaments, solid colour coupled with fragments of drawings, cohabit on the canvas. At times, their association evokes topographies of a fluvial, or insular nature.... lush whiskered microcosms floating in celestial galaxies. One feels that the painter's purpose is to generate environments, to create worlds. From one work to the next, a play of force, engaged by the pictorial elements, is in action. The colour-light relationships also have a special value in the artist's compositions. They act like a catalyst, energizing or pacifying the organization of space in the image. The resulting abstract landscapes have a playful character. They are, in a way, a call to travel, leading the eye to contemplate, fly over and wander.

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Artwork by Carole Arbic