Kolly Gallery is pleased to welcome a new artist on board – Mina Mania! Her latest series entitled Fragments d’une fleur – dédié à Romina will be exhibited at Kolly Gallery from May 3 to May 8, 2021.
Mina Mania’s canvases tell a clear story that depicts a period of evolution and change. Through her iconic female protagonist Nana, Mina Mania tells the story of her friend and muse Romina, to whom she also dedicates the series. Nana lives through the various stages of a separation. Raise the curtain on Fragments d’une fleur – dédié à Romina:
Everything is upside down – the Séparation is now final. The first painting portrays a scattered character with fragmentary parts of a body, as well as other colored forms. The mood is dissolved and stirred up. Nothing has its place anymore, everything is separated from each other. In the second painting, titled Prise de conscience, the figure tries to lift herself up again, in order to get an overview of what she has experienced. Individual parts must now be collected and re-sorted. Despite the events of the past, balance is required. The third painting Équilibrage shows the weighing of individual round as well as angular fragments. The figure slowly finds more peace and returns to herself. A last look back to say goodbye to the past is shown in the fourth painting Adieu au passé. Clear lines as well as strong corners and edges accompany this composition. Finally, the Libération, resolute and clearly oriented. A confident female body, voluptuous and with a bright red lipstick is at the center of the artwork. Focused, purposeful and expressive, the figure turns her head looking into the promising future.
A harmonious piece of art is witness to Mina Mania’s longstanding engagement with image and letter. Image motifs and letters come together complementary, superimposed and juxtaposed, sometimes as an intersection and sometimes a unity. Letters and shapes merge smoothly as well as contrast. They are intertwined in a unique way. Both parts (letter and image) together convey a mood and are used as equal instruments to build the storyline.