"THE ORIGINAL TASTE OF THE PEACH TREE"
Anne Galzi on Isabelle Bonzom's painting
Anne Galzi writes on art. For example, she authored " Berlinde De Bruyckere, Dee//Dear" for the contemporary art website Regard au Pluriel. She also wrote about the Giuseppe Caccavale's installation "Codice Italia" at the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2015. Here, Anne Galzi gives her point of view on Isabelle Bonzom's painting.
THE ORIGINAL TASTE OF THE PEACH TREE
Here is the fresh fruit of the tree of knowledge, a curriculum vitæ of a painting.
The pulp of kiwi and the flesh of litchi do not hold any secret for painter Isabelle Bonzom.
Isabelle B. introduces herself under her real name: a vitamin C girl.
To bite into life and to recall the memory of it, that is her alphabet.
Let’s alphabetize that memory and ask ourselves.
Is it correct to say: “this painting is a fresh fruit” ?
Wouldn’t it be more correct to say: “this painting is the memory in the mouth of a fresh fruit”?
A fruit which doesn’t taste of sin; this painting defends that body and soul.
I.B. invariably looks for the imprint of that memory in the unmade bed of her canvas: a delicious fruit burst in the mouth.
The juice defies time, splashes onto the painting and runs on her hand, a pictorial gesture.
A hand blossoms again and grows repels the night, at the scar where the fruit was picked on the branch.
Anne Galzi, 2015
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