Part of a series of studies on landscape abstraction, ‘Aural’ makes a minimalist approach to the horizon line, emphasizing the essential: the gradation of lights, intensities and colors. The landscape thus becomes a resting place to look at.

My work reflects on the relationship between banality and the transcendence of objects, in particular those of art. I am interested in exploring the contrasts and gradations between the material (and prosaic) presence of the art object and and what goes through it in terms of signs, senses and powers.

For this is what I believe human experience is about: we live between the common and the transcendent, in which when one appears, the other tends to hide. The suppression of any aspect is like to losing everything. A body only comes to life through meanings, as there is no form or sense that expresses itself without support or material vehicle.

The horizon line has this connotation for me. A point of contact between the tangible world and what surpasses it. The meaning itself is not in question. All the senses are valid, as they are all about to fade away. It matters what transcends all of this, when the forces of the world fit into the image itself, even if it lasts only a second.

Muriel Paraboni | Artist


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