Carlotta Bailly-Borg at Studio Amaro

Artist: Carlotta Bailly-Borg

Exhibition title: BLISS

Venue: Studio Amaro, Naples, Italy

Date: April 29 – May 30, 2017

Photography: Maurizio Esposito, images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Studio Amaro, Naples

Seduction always wears different clothing and sings in a different voice. It is very difficult to sigh or groan or scream with pleasure without confronting the erotic decalogue of one’s own era. Seduction, either sublimated into courtly love or grotesque and direct, is still born of sexual impulse. When the dance is accomplished – its movements unchanged since the beginning of time, but so unique for each of us – it ends up in the same jigsaw puzzle.

Ancient finds, with their brutal beauty, renew our look towards the movement of the sensual body. They compel us to face our bare desire, to dig inside our guts where refined and yet animal effusions of love arise every time we want the other’s body.

When my tongue rubs you, running through your flesh, my desire runs through the centuries and enters the Artist’s gesture. We straddle each other, so that our powerful sensuality straddles the time and reappears in the present, vulgar and sublime, under a new form, shape, matter.

We bow in reverence to the One who reminds us what makes the world go round.

Carlotta Bailly-Borg (1984, FR) lives and works in Bruxelles. She participated at Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo residence program (2012-2013). Recent exhibitions include Flirt, Attic, Bruxelles (2017); 1977-2017 L’Encyclopedie des images de Pascal Doury curated by Tiphanie Blanc and Sylvie Boulanger, CNEAI, Chatou (2017); L’oeil charnois supported by Cnap, Galerie Alain Coulange, Paris (2016); Feeling Myself proposal by Mélanie Matranga, Karma International, Los Angeles (2016); Et Apres?, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2015); Didn’t know But Knew It All Along curated by Aukje Koks, Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2015); La méthode Jacobson curated by Marc Bembekoff, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); L’incroyable fuite des triangles, Abilene Gallery, Bruxelles (2012).

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Polyphonic Dream, 2017, Acrylic, ink and silk paper on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Polyphonic Dream, (detail), 2017, Acrylic, ink and silk paper on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, A Birth, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Bliss, 2017, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Bliss, (detail), 2017, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 100 x 90 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Liturgy, 2017, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 63 x 53 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, Liturgy, (detail), 2017, Acrylic and paper on canvas, 63 x 53 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, To Loosen Tongues, 2017, Acrylic, ink and silk paper on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, To Loosen Tongues, (detail), 2017, Acrylic, ink and silk paper on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

Carlotta Bailly-Borg, To Loosen Tongues, (detail), 2017, Acrylic, ink and silk paper on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

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