The Face of images
Images as a manifestation of painting. Painting as a manifestation of images. Thinking in painting, of which the outcome is images. Thinking in images whose fundament is the element of painting.
Cathy Jardon occupies this artistic space with powerful reflection. It is disconcerting that the choice of shapes and colours appear impulsive and spontaneous whereas the features within the images suggest a highly elaborated work concept. But a second look at the paintings reveal the moment of spontaneity. Shapes in particular and in general are related to one another in such a way that they constitute a compelling image which would gain nothing from complex calculations.
The audacious assembly of a solid construction of forms, in association with complementary emotional work, gives a certain tension to the images which allows us to imagine a dialogue between shapes that belongs exclusively to art and elements from the artist’s background.
Also, the action of creasing and creating reliefs that result in the perturbation of uniform form-structures has an important role to play. Form-argumentation, both different, even opposed, unite in a surprisingly pertinent manner. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium are auto-neutralised in the works. The entity gained from fragment of images, incarnates the mastery of form.