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Marta Rossignol : Ambalavao


Sometimes it takes a piece of cloth, a texture, a transparency, a shadow, a breath of air, to transport us into an imaginary world. We are in Africa, on the edge of the Madagascar Highlands, in Ambalavao. In the square, on a market day, these paintings that separate the stalls captivate my sight and become, under the light that caresses them, the screens of a fascinating show of shadow play: gestures, attitudes, comes and goes from half-unveiled bodies, guessed faces, hand games, expectations… What stories do they tell us, these draped silhouettes, these mysterious shadows, between real and imaginary ?...

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