Stories of Salt Water

Amélie Ducommun

14.02.2024 - 14.03.2024

Amelie Ducommun’s latest exhibition, aptly titled "History of Salty Water," invites viewers into a realm where the ephemeral meets the eternal, where the mundane transforms into the extraordinary. Through a meticulous fusion of natural elements and artistic ingenuity, Ducommun weaves a narrative that resonates with themes of memory, time, and environmental stewardship.

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Central to Ducommun's artistic process is her unique utilization of elements washed ashore on the nearby beach. These objects, weathered and worn by the relentless tides, serve as both medium and muse for her creations. By incorporating these artifacts into her works on paper, she imbues them with a new life and purpose, transcending their humble origins to evoke profound emotional responses from her audience.

The resulting pieces are a symphony of abstraction and color, each stroke a testament to the artist's intimate dialogue with the natural world. Through her unconventional printing techniques, Ducommun captures the essence of the ocean's ever-shifting landscape, translating its rhythms and textures onto the blank canvas of her chosen medium. The result is a series of compositions that exude a sense of fluidity and movement, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the ebb and flow of time itself.

Yet, beyond their aesthetic allure, Ducommun's works carry a deeper significance—one that speaks to the fragility of our collective memory and the urgency of environmental preservation. As spectators gaze upon these tapestries of paper and pigment, they are reminded of the interconnectedness of all life forms and the profound impact of human actions on the natural world.

Through "History of Salty Water," Ducommun prompts us to reflect on our own relationship with the oceans and the creatures that inhabit them. In an era marked by environmental degradation and climate crisis, her art serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of stewardship and conservation. By elevating discarded objects into objects of beauty and contemplation, she challenges us to reconsider our assumptions about value and worth, urging us to see beauty in the overlooked and the marginalized.

In essence, "History of Salty Water" is more than just an art exhibition; it is a call to action, a plea for mindfulness and responsibility in the face of ecological adversity. Through her transcendent creations, Amelie Ducommun beckons us to embrace our role as custodians of the planet, to cherish and protect the oceans that sustain us all. As we journey through her immersive world of color and texture, may we emerge not only inspired but also empowered to effect positive change in our shared environment.

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Amélie Ducommun

Visual artist based in Barcelona.

At the age of 36, she has already had more than 100 exhibitions all over the world (France, Spain, USA, China, Italy, Switzerland, Arab Emirates, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Portugal...) and has participated in several art fairs.

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