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80 x 80 cm
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80 x 80 cm
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The painting asks us about our aging and imminent death. The artist, seen from behind, contemplates himself in a small mirror and the reflection reveals an older face than expected, a "mature" face with marked features. Birds of prey, day and night, impose their presence on a silvery and milky grey background: we are between day and night, between life and death. Does the frightening owl on the painter’s head symbolize the purity of the soul? As for the vulture who watches and brushes the artist’s shoulder, he seems to be a guardian of the kingdom of the dead.

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Victoria Stagni

Emerging artist Emerging artist

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BORDEAUX (33), FRANCE

41 works

Victoria Stagni’s figurative painting, which was born in Buenos Aires to a Paraguayan father and an Argentinean mother, oscillates between realism and dreamlikeism. His imagination is inspired by the works of great Latin American writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Alejo Carpentier, where nature often plays a major role.

This "magical realism" inspires him to create figurative, colourful and luminous canvases in which characters are represented in a fantasized nature, surrounded by a whole friendly or threatening bestiary. The painter often places the human silhouette she masters best, her image, in order to play with our perceptions and develop a lush pictorial language. Animality is the centerpiece of a curiosity cabinet where the ancestral feelings of the psyche are expressed: fear, anger, laughter...

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