VOLTA13 Press Release highlights.
Featured in Art Maze Magazine for a Studio Visit Interview.
Selected as one of the "Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week: Contemporary painting meets tradition in these fractured paintings of women. But their divergence references the unity of Europe which feels much more fragile post-Brexit."
Interview and pictures by Dvora in Fashionistable's Spotlight series.
"The characters that populate her work are hybrid creatures, fragmented but in motion, unified by the multiplicity of their facets."
"Pax Romana, refers to the 200 years of peace that Europe experienced under the Roman Empire. In today’s world of vast globalisation, mass cynicism, and collective cultural displacement, Juliette Mahieux Bartoli’s work doesn’t only ring true but also proves to be exceedingly relevant."
"The artist’s 13-piece exhibition at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery may be small, but it certainly packs a punch. [...] The striking flat colour of the backgrounds on the oil painted canvasses do not distract from the softer tones of the figures and fabrics, it only illuminates their infallibility."
"Having different origins can be a source of instability, but [Juliette] believes beauty can arise out of voids. Like silence can give music more fullness, so gaps and voids can become sources of plenitude."
"Juliette Mahieux Bartoli says her paintings [...] reflect the impossibility of cultural singularity in our hybridised world [...] She arrives at fragmentation of the classical by applying Photoshop to images of herself in performance, which inspire pellucid oils which bring eras together. Mahieux Bartoli also has a rather cunning means of generating titles which – consistent with her internationalism – vary according to the country of display, but the main thing is they look stunning in the (grey) flesh."
"Juliette Mahieux Bartoli['s]...current work “Pax Romana” was created by taking photographs of herself, then she cuts and rearranges these pictures. Then these pictures were used as something of a template for the oil paintings [...] See Juliette’s show “Pax Romana” at the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery."
“Pax Romana by Juliette Mahieux Bartoli at Kristin Hjellegjerde presents an exploration of hybrid or amalgamated identity, of a 21st century state of mind, with roots in our collective history."