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David Vall

Seven Sisters (2018)

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39.4x39.4 in
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Acrylique sur toile de coton montée sur châssis, prête à accrocher. Côtés peints en noir. Toile vernie, signée au dos et livrée avec un certificat d'authenticité de l'artiste. Cette peinture est une interprétation personnelle d'une légende sacrée (Jukurrpa) qui reprend les codes du pointillisme dans l'art aborigène.
Acrylique sur toile de coton montée sur châssis, prête à accrocher. Côtés peints en noir.
Toile vernie, signée au dos et livrée avec un certificat d'authenticité de l'artiste.

Cette peinture est une interprétation personnelle d'une légende sacrée (Jukurrpa) qui reprend les codes du pointillisme dans l'art aborigène.

Le dieu créateur, Jindoo (le soleil), envoie deux hommes-esprits, les Woddee Gooth-tha-rra, de l’extrémité de la Voie Lactée sur la Terre Yulbrada pour créer les collines, les vallées, les lacs et les océans. Une fois leur travail terminé, Jindoo envoie les Sept Sœurs, chacune étoile de la Voie Lactée, pour embellir la Terre avec des fleurs, des arbres et des animaux.
Tandis que les sœurs sont occupées à créer les fourmis à miel, elles ont soif et la plus jeune sœur est envoyée chercher de l'eau. Les deux hommes-esprits qui se cachent à proximité la suivent et se présentent à elle.
La plus jeune sœur ne revient pas auprès de ses sœurs, qui partent alors à sa recherche. Elles la trouvent avec les deux hommes-esprits et la plus jeune sœur leur dit qu’elle est tombée amoureuse de ces hommes. Jindoo a averti les sœurs que si une telle chose devait arriver, la personne tombée amoureuse ne pourrait pas retourner dans la Voie Lactée. En conséquence, les six autres sœurs repartent pour la Voie Lactée et la plus jeune sœur reste sur la Terre avec les hommes-esprits.
Les pouvoirs spéciaux des hommes-esprits leur sont enlevés et ils deviennent les premiers mortels. Ces mortels créent les règles selon lesquelles les Hommes doivent vivre, et leur union avec la plus jeune sœur donne naissance au premier peuple aborigène. Les Wong-gu-tha croient que tous les gens de leur peuple sont des descendants des deux hommes-esprits et de la plus jeune sœur, et c’est pourquoi les étoiles jouent un rôle central dans leurs croyances culturelles.

Original hand-made painting created with acrylic paints on high-quality streched cotton canvas ready to hang. Edges are painted in black.
The painting is coated with a high-gloss varnish, signed on the back and delivered with a certificate of authenticity from the artist.

This painting is a personal interpretation of a sacred legend (Jukurrpa) using the codes of dot-painting in aboriginal art.

The creator god, Jindoo (the sun), sends two Spirit Men, Woddee Gooth-tha-rra, from the far end of the Milky Way down to the Earth Yulbrada to create the hills, valleys, lakes, and oceans. Once they have finished their work, Jindoo sends the Seven Sisters (each a star in the Milky Way) to beautify the Earth with flowers, trees, and animals.
As the sisters are busy creating honey-ants, they become thirsty, and the youngest sister is sent to find water. The two Spirit Men, in hiding nearby, follow her, and introduce themselves to her.
The youngest sister does not return to the other sisters, and so they go in search of her. They find her with the Spirit Men, and she tells them that she has fallen in love with the men. Jindoo has warned the sisters that if such a thing were to happen, the person who fell in love would be unable to return to the Milky Way. As a result, the other six sisters leave for the Milky Way and the youngest sister remains on the Earth with the Spirit Men.
The special powers of the Spirit Men are taken away from them, and they become the first mortals. These mortals create the rules by which men must live, and their union with the youngest sister creates the first indigenous people. The Wong-gu-tha believe that all of their people are descended from the two Spirit Men and the youngest sister, and thus the stars play a central role in their cultural beliefs.

Related themes

AborigèneLégendePointillismeAboriginalDot-Painting

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David Vall was born in France in 1978. Even though graphite pencil drawing, Chinese ink painting and Japanese calligraphy were early artistic interests to him, he turned towards higher education in science...

David Vall was born in France in 1978. Even though graphite pencil drawing, Chinese ink painting and Japanese calligraphy were early artistic interests to him, he turned towards higher education in science and became a researcher in behavioural neurosciences. Two years spent in British Columbia led him to discover natural scenery and lights of deep emotional intensity that awakened interest in the use of colours for his painting. His sources of inspiration are multiple: a piece of art he admired, the remembrance of scenery he contemplated, an emotion or a state of mind that holds on to his soul and wishes to take shape. Many of his artworks are also inspired by natural elements.

Order number (Maison des Artistes): V570781
SIREN number: 820 234 110

“We are dealing with artworks that start from reality observation – colors and textures are the proof – but there seems to be even more: an obvious emotional implication turning into a chaotic element that gives an extra dimension to the compositions. The colors are natural but become material and the contrasts are inevitably accentuated, the textures are those of the bark, the water or the soil, or even simply the sight of a landscape obscured by the mist. Despite the particular character of these works, we find a dynamism very engaging as well by their compositional development as by the chromatic contrasts, and even when these are absent, the textured materials compensate this lack. David Vall's landscapes revolve around the artist's sensitivity, establishing a privileged relationship between the viewer, the work and the author, in which the existence of such an intoxicating emotional dimension becomes the reason to give life to the works but also to enjoy them during a moment of relaxed contemplation.”
Marcello Cazzaniga, art critique and curator (translated from Italian).

Recent exhibitions:

2022, January-February: Solo Exhibition, Établissement Français du Sang, Rennes, France.

2021, September-November, Art Group Exhibition, L'Autre Lieu, Le Rheu, France.

2020, September 27th to October 4th: Art Group Exhibition "The Green Lion, Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy.

2019, Oct 18th to 28th: Art Group Exhibition "Esperienze Creative". Galleria Merlino, Firenze, Italy.

2019, Sept 30th to Oct 6th: Art Group Exhibition "Mondi Onirici". Galleria Merlino, Firenze, Italy.

2019, Sept 24th to 27th: Art Group Exhibition "On Tour Cannes". Galerie d'Art Cecchin-Stretti, Cannes, France.

2019, May 14th to Jun 14th: Art Group Exhibition. Le Diapason, Rennes, France.

2019, Apr 21st to 27th: International Art Group Exhibition "On Tour London". Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, London, UK. Curator: Marina Volpi, ArtExpertise.

2019, Jan 12th to 23rd: International Art Group Exhibition, XX Salón Internacional. ESART Galeria, Barcelona, Espana. Curator: Jordi Jové.

2018, July 14th to 29th: International Art Group Exhibition Iperuranio at the former Church San Nicolao, Bellano, Lake Como, Italy. Camaver Kunsthaus by Marcello Cazzaniga.

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