Mo Fontaine:
Picture "Agile koi" (2022)
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Picture "Agile koi" (2022)
Mo Fontaine:
Picture "Agile koi" (2022)

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Acrylic | Canvas, stretched on stretcher frame | Format 80 x 120 cm (H/W) | signed certificate of authenticity

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Picture "Agile koi" (2022)
Mo Fontaine: Picture "Agile koi" (2022)

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Picture "Agile koi" (2022)

This large-format painting from the series Koimania is closely related to the Zen Buddhist world of thought: Everything chaotic, secondary, unimportant has been eliminated, so that the "Figura" - lifted entirely out of its context and cut off from everything superfluous (Kirè) - comes to a kind of essence. In the Asian world, koi are considered metaphors for happiness and wealth. They are an expression of the flowing qi, but also of the fleetingness of all being.

About Mo Fontaine

The Folkwang graduate is a representative of a New Classic Style.
For her, everything revolves around color and its manifold modes of expression: from subtle to expressive. In her still lifes, portraits and collages she combines elements from all worlds and times, because she loves the art of the old masters as much as the Japanese art of the 17th century. This is how 'decelerated', magical-sensual images are created, which also transport the discredited concept of beauty. Seen in this light, some of the paintings seem to have 'fallen out of time' - not least because the paintings quite consciously refuse a fundamental category of the avant-gardes: the 'art of artlessness'. The aim is a timeless art that will perhaps still function in two or three hundred years.
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