Before Present (vestiges)

Having gleaned a series of testimonies describing the recollection, always subjective and sensitive, of disappeared landscapes, Léa Mayer reproduces the delicate emergences caught throughout the words. These images, sorts of ghostly apparitions, describe constantly fragmented spaces. (...)
These pictures are every time an assemblage of different points of view which organize themselves next to each other, connected by the necessity of blank and emptiness.
To give life to an already gone reality through two successive acts: the request for commemoration through writing made by a third party and the act of freezing this memory by painting.
The final mural, a superposition of two memories and two sensibilities, is the result of a re-appropriation through the prism of the artist’s imagination.

Barbara Geraci