Conference of the Swiss artist Felice Varini
The Embassy of Switzerland is proud to invite you to the conference of the Swiss artist Felice Varini (http://www.varini.org/) on 4 May 2016, 7.00 p.m.
This event is organized in the framework of the 2016 Francophonie Days, in collaboration with Kulturdialog Armenien and in support of ArmSwiss Bank.
“At some point I realized that there was nothing decisive I could add to the inquiry into traditional panel painting. So I didn’t try to explore what only I could do. I experimented, rejected, advanced, and rejected again. Through a series of coincidences…, I suddenly found myself working directly in space.”
- Felice Varini
Varini's fascinating spatial installations make use of urban landscapes, walls, and rooms as “screens” for abstract graphical projections which he paints, draws, or fabricates from materials such as adhesive tape. Seen from an ideal vantage point, they appear as unexpected two-dimensional patterns against their three-dimensional background. When the viewer then leaves this vantage point and moves through the space, he sees the work as a perpetual metamorphosis of shifting, evolving forms.
The conference will be in French, with a translation in English.