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Garden of Eden

"Sexuality is everywhere." "'Garden of Eden' exposes the sexual nature of Man. The seductive palette of the larger paintings, together with their larger scale, draws the eye and incites the viewer to take delight in the scenery. Underlying, she stages the push-and-pull of human dynamics, questioning its roots, evoking its myths and origin. ​There is a spontaneity in Gambis' paintings, a joy in color in these works in particular, following Paris nights, that contrasts with her more contemplative photographs, meticulous in their geometry, justified by a quest for balance (cf. Latitudes). This surge of energy, as if a clearing of the skies, drives the visibly organic process, where a range of materials (resins, gesso...), at times seemingly incompatible, are molded like putty, to serve the aesthetic intention of composition. In these pieces, Gambis primarily explores abstraction in her backdrops, a fickle, erratic setting for the more figurative elements that inhabit each piece. "

Eve (forest green)
Mixed media on paper
29.5 x 42 cm (each)
Eve (sky blue)
Mixed media on paper
30 x 42 cm (each)
Adam and Eve (1-3)
Charcoal, watercolor on paper
21 x 29.7 cm (each)
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