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Arco Iris


7 February - 3 March

Caravansérail is delighted to welcome you to Caroline Derveaux’s exhibition ‘Arco Iris’.

In Caroline’s newest series of paintings Arco Iris, the artist presents us with a Rorschach test onto which we might transpose images of the familiar and the foreign.

Through the prism of the artist’s interpretations, these images are refracted back, into a host of colours and forms all reflective of space and sensation. Street food is garnished with lime, a staircase wends up and away. It is in this way that Arco Iris taps into the collective cultural memory which Caroline fell in love with whilst producing this series in Mexico.

The body of work reflects the full sensory experience of her months spent in and around Mexico City. These paintings are some of the more figurative of the artist’s oeuvre, and they serve the viewer to coalesce the physical with Caroline’s own inner landscape. Large subjects translated to small canvasses, desire paths which converge and divert, a street in the late afternoon, perhaps. The bend, where you might meet, rounded out with the flavours of the day, all joined in a warm palette. In her own words, “the representation of a collective memory that is present in the architecture and the food of the city”. The landscape is cantilevered from figuration in a play of structural balance, articulations from the artist’s own imagination.

Caroline Derveaux is a French artist who graduated with an
MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the arts in 2014. She lived in Paris, Barcelona, Nanjing, London and is currently based in Mexico City.

Her work is a reflection of her imaginary world and childhood influences. It deals with memory and unconsciousness through abstract translation. She exorcises her inner landscape and uses art as a therapeutic tool to confront childhood experiences. Her practice is multi-disciplinary and spread over different forms: painting, drawing, design, art direction, signage and scenography.
instagram: @carolinederveaux


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Fri-Sat, 11am-8pm
Sun, 11am-5pm

Exhibition opening – Arco Iris – Caroline Derveaux



On Thursday 7 February Caravansérail is delighted to welcome you to the opening of Caroline Derveaux’s exhibition ‘Arco Iris’.

Entry is free but please RSVP with link above. We’ll serve a complimentary glass of wine.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 7 February 2019 from 6 to 9pm
Exhibition from February 7 to March 3

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