Carlotta Bailly-Borg (b.1984, FR) studied at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy.
In her works there are numerous influences and references from art history, mythology, sports and pop culture just to name a few. She abstracts elements, transforms and reassembles them in fictional worlds. Her anthropomorphic forms encounter each other on different stages, relate to each other, and catalyze a driving energy in the interweaving of their cultural roots. She incorporates a high variety of different media – such as drawing to painting on canvas, ceramics, fresco or painting under glass – without allowing hierarchies to emerge.
The organic lines and curves seem to flow and are reminiscent of Persian calligraphy. They seem to allow her figures to be composed both of ephemeral and rigid forms and are woven into dense compositions that elevate the whole to more than the sum of its parts. The works invite us to think in terms of connections, interweavings, intricacies, and entanglements.