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Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
updated: 11/17/2013
website: www.vivianerombaldi.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Earth Beat
Entre Ciel et Terre
Detail, Entre Ciel et Terre
Family Secret
Detail_Family Secret
Song of the Land
Lost
Detail_Lost
Who Said It Was Easy
Detail_Who Said It Was Easy
What I don't See
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  identity, process, collage, conceptual, obsessive, pattern, memory, mapping, anatomy, autobiographical
 
 
Earth Beat by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Earth Beat
maps cut on paper
2010
65" x  51" 
Entre Ciel et Terre by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Entre Ciel et Terre
ink and cut maps on paper
2010
71" x  51" 
Detail, Entre Ciel et Terre by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Detail, Entre Ciel et Terre
ink and cut maps on paper
2010
71" x  51" 
Family Secret by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Family Secret
ink and cut maps on paper
2011
60" x  51" 
Detail_Family Secret by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Detail_Family Secret
ink and cut maps on paper
2011
60" x  51" 
Song of the Land by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Song of the Land
watercolor, pencil and cut maps on paper
2011
68" x  51" 
Lost by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Lost
watercolor, pencil and cut maps on paper
2011
68" x  51" 
Detail_Lost by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Detail_Lost
watercolor, pencil and cut maps on paper
2011
68" x  51" 
Who Said It Was Easy by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Who Said It Was Easy
watercolor, pencil and cut maps on paper
2012
72" x  51" 
Detail_Who Said It Was Easy by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
Detail_Who Said It Was Easy
watercolor, pencil and cut maps on paper
2011
72" x  51" 
What I don't See by Viviane Rombaldi-Seppey
What I don't See
gouache, acrylic, and cut maps on paper
2010
30" x  22" 

Artist Statement

My art practice relates to the idea of marks or traces, in both form and content. Ordinary places or objects as phonebooks, found objects, maps are the support to create works that question and define where and how we belong. I work in series. The point of departure of these series is a concept linked to my own understanding and questioning of my place within the world I inhabit.

 

In the series “A sense of Place” (see images) I am working with maps left by my father. Coming from a migrant family he had to define himself in a place with a different cultural background. I inherited his search to find oneself in new surroundings. To define this heritage and explore my identity I am using the imagery of the body in relation to maps. Juxtaposing maps with images of the body accentuate the interaction from individual experience to collective knowledge. I am considering the relation that exists from my own history of displacement, anchored in the physical body, to the surrounding world. The maps, in the artwork, are cut, painted or left intact. As the body is the first place we inhabit it becomes the bearer of my search.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Viviane Rombaldi Seppey was born in Sion, Switzerland. She began her art practice in Australia and completed her MFA in Singapore. She is now living and working in New York City.

Art education

2004   Master of Fine Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of                             Technology (RMIT- Australia) at LASALLE-SIA, College of                the Arts, Singapore
2001   Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney, Australia


Solo exhibitions

 2012 Kaleidoscope,Art in the Window, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Belonging,Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit NJ 

2010 Common Ground, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill Cultural Center, Bronx, NY 

2009 flying words, Arts in the Windows, Mid-Manhattan Public Library, New York

2005 life breathes paper, The Art Gallery, NIE Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2004 shift, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2003            hybride, SG Gallery, Alliance Française,

 Singapore

2002 inside-out, First Draft Gallery, Sydney, Australia

 

for more see website: www.vivianerombaldi.com