OrnaMental Space is an installation designed to constitute a small room. The half-consciously drawn patterns. and ornaments represent stylized urban landscapes, transitional ornaments and symbols coming from divers cultures, put also quotes in different languages. They spread all over the different pieces of furniture and objects from the largest ones such a book-shelf to the smallest ones such as pendants and other pieces of jewellery.
Patterns are drawn and painted with colors and varnished so that the objects can be used. One may touch them, sit on the chair, put things on the bookshelf, rearrange the room's objects.
Outside - Inside
The artwork questions borders between one's own mental space ans real space. The ornaments are conceived as (Orna)Mental Maps juxtaposed to each other or integrated one into the other.
The repeated and rhythmical patterns on the different objects questions also our perception when we look at seemingly independent entities which form a whole.
Mental - Ornamental
Ornaments are used as symbols evoking different memories representing all those visual memories that one encounters during a lifetime and which forges his or her multiple identities. The different elements of geometric patterns are independent from each other. It's only the "mental bridges" created by our minds and emotions (represented here by lines or empty surfaces) which give the illusion of a whole. It is a similar process that we follow when we link together our scattered visual memories. A process that evokes dreams but which also determines our personal perception of everything.
Old - New
All the pieces are recycled. Each one has its own story whether it was found in the street, on a flee-market or forgotten in a cellar... They question also the meaning of "old, used, worthless" and the concept of "novelty" considered as a value.