Galerie Frédérick Mouraux in Brussels presents e-Forest by Fab Rideti.
Many creation myths place the tree at the heart of life. The forest embodies our dark side and our dream: it frightens us or enchants us, a legacy of the pagan world which has populated our unconscious with evil or protective entities.
Man, in his pursuit of progress, has stopped listening to these guardians of the origins. The forest has become a raw material, reduced to paper pulp and packaging. The dream no longer finds its place there. Enslaved, she became cardboard and the cardboard more precious than the tree…
In the shadow of the forest, the power of timeless, primitive nature collides, and our complete inability to resist a non-essential delivery has disproportionate urgency.
With e-Forest, Fab Rideti once again combines art and derision to make us think about our consumerist frenzy.
She repopulates the forest with mythical figures that she designed with recycled packaging cardboard.
Her forest is thus adorned with the very thing that undresses it to remind us of the beings who have inhabited it in secret for millennia: here an old Celtic soul whose beard grows more rooted every day, there an elf in a pensive mood, plus Cernunos, the Gaulish God, with deer antlers, or a driad, guardian of the beech groves with the appearance of a great reaper…
Through the cardboard that composes them, the characters of e-Forest want their nourishing forest in return from us and invite each of us to find a new breath of life there.
Fab Rideti is a visual artist.
She creates concerned work, imbued with major contemporary questions, examining both human fragility and the flaws of our societies.
Within her work, the themes of play, representation and spectacle are recurring. She takes us into her theatrical, fantasized world, often tinged with derision, which seduces us, to affect us afterwards.
Fab Rideti : E-Forest
from January 14 to March 6
Galerie Frédérick Mouraux
690 Chaussée de Waterloo
1180 Brussels, Belgium