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Viviane Rombaldi Seppey

VIVIANE ROMBALDI SEPPEY: BELONGING
Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg Gallery
October 7 - December 11, 2011

Opening Reception: October 14, 6 pm - 8 pm

Having lived in a number of places around the world, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey has consistently made art that responds to her specific environments. “Belonging” is a series of collages fashioned from white and yellow phonebook pages the artist collected from the various countries where she has lived. Her intricate and detailed compositions are visual “quotations” that reference the material culture of each country, such as patchwork quilts (representing America), mosaics (representing Italy), lace patterns representing Switzerland), paisleys (representing India), and several others. With this series the artist explores ideas about identity and mobility; she calls the collages “witnesses of my migrating life and the interactive relationship existing among individuals, places and memory.”

Viviane Rombaldi Seppey was born and raised in Switzerland. She began her art practice while living in Australia and completed her MFA in Singapore. The artist has also lived in Germany and Italy, and has held artist residencies in Australia and India. She currently lives and works in New York City.


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