SHÉHÉRAZADE is a tribute to Morocco, the last journey of alina(lalala), before the health crisis.
This diptych is built around two colours that remind us of the Majorelle garden: blue and orange. Blue for calm, orange for ardour. These two colors symbolize life, its ups and downs, this period both chaotic and calm, where we are forced to settle down, to stay at home, to refocus on ourselves, to rethink our lives and our ways of living, to be able to go out again freely, together, to find each other and travel. A bit like yin and yang: two complementarities used in the analysis of all the phenomena of life and the cosmos to qualify the different components of a duality, at the same time, opposed and complementary. Yin and yang do not exist in themselves or outside of a relationship linking them. These colours remind us of the Majorelle garden, but also of the Moroccan desert, of calm and energy, of the moon and the sun, of day and night... All these oppositions and complementarities which are the essence of a life, of a life's journey, because after all, the goal of the journey is the journey.
SHÉHÉRAZADE is part of the AB!ME series. For the AB!ME series, alina(lalala) wanted to explore duality in the most pure and direct way possible. She worked on this series, like an impalpable feeling that would become one... And to express this impalpable and direct notion, abstraction was an obvious choice; by working around the symbolism of shapes and colours, she kept the very "esSense" of the concept of duality. Her abstract paintings not only take up the codes of the great American abstract painters of the 1950s and 60s, which she interprets freely, but she also integrates, as is often the case in her works, the Japanese aesthetic concept of wabi-sabi, which highlights the beauty of imperfect things. This abstract idealization of beauty, where everything is imperfect, incomplete and atypical, where "being prevails over appearance" is the real impact of her work and allows us to see the essential.