I met Yasmine last summer in Ibiza.
She came into my “Temporary Art Shop” (it’s a shop I share with my friend Beatrice Poggio) set up at the Can Domingo Restaurant.
She carefully observed my textile art and as we chatted, I found out that she was opening a gallery in Geneva, the Air Project Gallery, and the first exhibition would be a group exhibit entitled “Picture in translation”.
The theme or concept of the exhibit was to ask each of the participating artists to interpret the works of Canadian photographer Kourtney Roy using one’s own expressive means and techniques.
This artistic and collaborative exchange was new to me and very stimulating.
I immediately felt a connection between the poetics of Kourtney and my own. The use of irony and the creation of scenes suspended in time; the uncertainty and the possibility of deciding whether to step into another reality. In fact, the title of the series that she presented was “Enter as a fiction”, inspired by movies and set in California.
At first, I was taken aback as I was not sure how free I would be to interpret her photographs or to what extent remain true to them.
I began working day and night and I created six new works for this occasion.
Here you can see the results!