Schifting perspectives,2018


Installation view, Gallery Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

The series of works by Manon Bellet offers a snapshot of the artist’s experiments. Everything seems frozen and paradoxically in eternal movement. In the painting series Sunfast, by using thermochromic, temperature-activated pigment on canvas, Manon Bellet reveals to us, a chemical and thermal process which becomes visible or invisible only by the heat of the sun touching the surface. The work slowly changes in front of our eyes, it lives, and it survives under the heat, which gives a living an existential aspect to the work able to correspond to our own endangered environment in constant, perpetual change.
In the second series titeled Capture the artist presents a series of drawings on glass made with ferrofluid. This liquid becomes magnetic during the application of an external magnetic field. These drawings are made using a magnet, it is only the liquid in contact with the magnet that creates very organic and super fine drawings that would be practically impossible to achieve by hand.

—Photography: Serge Hasenboehler

  

Installation view, thermocromic paintings

  

Installation view, thermocromic paintings, changing colors

  

Thermocromic paintings

  

Thermocromic paintings, changing colors

  

Thermocromic paintings

  

Thermocromic paintings, changing colors

       

Thermocromic paintings, changing colors

  

Installation view, ferrofluids drawings on glass

  

Ferrofluids drawings on glass

  

Ferrofluids drawings on glass

  

Ferrofluids drawings on glass

  

Ferrofluids drawings on glass