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Hommage aux victimes du 13 novembre


December 1, 2015

48.8719° N, 2.3685° E


"Tribute to the victims of the attacks of November 13th"
Spray paint, ink print on glued and torn paper, heightened with acrylic
2015
3m. x 7m.
Alibert Street, Paris

Blue, white, red… these are the three colors of the French flag brandished by the allegorical figure of Liberty which serve as a backdrop to Jo di Bona who has chosen to base his work in a mise en abyme of the tricolor flag. In this dynamic triptych, the characters are distributed by cutting out their black and white silhouettes over the three colored bands.

It is the technique of the artist, made of glued papers on a colored background then torn to release their colors, which gives all its energy to the work, accentuating the original movement and amplifying it with a vibratory effect.

In this centrifugal composition of concentric circles, the curved lines traced by the tears unfold like so many waves from a central source of emission, here the figure of Liberty. Metaphorically, these shreds of paper are also the wounds that our eye seeks to heal by reconstructing all the pieces of the painting. As one would seek to restore national unity after the terrorist attacks which aimed to break it up.

Cyrille Gouyette

"Tribute to the victims of the attacks of November 13th"
Spray paint, ink print on glued and torn paper, heightened with acrylic
2015
3m. x 7m.
Alibert Street, Paris

Blue, white, red… these are the three colors of the French flag brandished by the allegorical figure of Liberty which serve as a backdrop to Jo di Bona who has chosen to base his work in a mise en abyme of the tricolor flag. In this dynamic triptych, the characters are distributed by cutting out their black and white silhouettes over the three colored bands.

It is the technique of the artist, made of glued papers on a colored background then torn to release their colors, which gives all its energy to the work, accentuating the original movement and amplifying it with a vibratory effect.

In this centrifugal composition of concentric circles, the curved lines traced by the tears unfold like so many waves from a central source of emission, here the figure of Liberty. Metaphorically, these shreds of paper are also the wounds that our eye seeks to heal by reconstructing all the pieces of the painting. As one would seek to restore national unity after the terrorist attacks which aimed to break it up.

Cyrille Gouyette

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