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For the gallery’s Independent debut, VITRINE presents a solo show by the Copenhagen-based painter Cecilia Fiona. Her dynamic paintings explore the existential mysteries of life and the interconnectedness of all living beings in a state of constant change. Fiona’s imagery is mystical and metamorphic, inhabited by hybrid human figures that dissolve into the natural world. Her lyrical dreamscapes are created using a mixture of rabbit skin glue and natural pigments, an intuitive process that yields ethereal traces of previous attempts. Fiona recently expanded her practice into three dimensions, painting on free-standing folding screens and making unique costumes for performances animating the gallery space.
About the Gallery
VITRINE is focused on artistic experimentation and emerging interdisciplinary practices. The gallery was founded in 2012, from a project space, in Bermondsey, London. In 2016, a second space in Basel opened, followed by a digital space in 2020, and a third space in London’s Fitzrovia in Spring 2022. Over this decade, we have established a reputation as a selector and nurturer of new talent, supporting artists’ careers and the development of their ideas.
Cecilia Fiona, In touch, 2023. Rabbit skin glue and pigments on canvas, 100 x 120 cm. Photographer: Kavian Borhani
Cecilia Fiona, Red morning, 2023. Rabbit skin glue and pigments on canvas, 100 x120 cm. Photographer: Kavian Borhani
Cecilia Fiona, The weight of the world/Sky-sea, 2021. (Double-sided) Rabbit-skin glue and pigments on canvas, 180 x 180 x 1 cm. Photographer: Marcel Scheible
Cecilia Fiona, Follow the flowers, 2022. Installation view and performance. Photographer: Malle Madsen