Mountopia — 

Solo Exhibition at Gallery Rivoli
Geneva, Switzerland 2018. 







The mountain rises before our eyes.
Gigantic, immovable, eternal. A monument of the time.
We look at the endless masses of rock, clear lines and edgy shapes, shades of gray and gradients. The size of the mountains makes us humble and at the same time outgrow us we see overwhelming beauty and feel universal grandeur. But what do we actually see? And what do we not see?


MOUNTOPIA is the latest work by the Chilean artist Rommy Gonzalez and deals with these same questions.
In the center are the mountains and their composition,
which is removed layer by layer. Your singular elements that are extracted and be rearranged afterwards. Rock, minerals and plants merge it is own organic worlds beyond the obvious.
Mountain (English: mountain) meets Topia (Latin: landscape). Abstract, from the time fallen mountain landscapes, which can be understood as "tectonic art": For the not to grasp the human eye and yet always among us, always on the move.
It is no coincidence that Utopia sounds as well, because in Gonzalez 's imagination the elements of nature always a harmonious whole, an unconditional interaction
all life forms.





Artworks

The inspiration for MOUNTOPIA was found by the artist through two magical places from her
own life: The Andes in their homeland Chile are also among the larges Mountain ranges of the Earth like the Swiss Alps near their adopted hometown Geneva.

It is life in all its forms that permeates its work like these mountain ranges. Gonzalez in her previous work MICROVITAE still showed the bizarre beauty of Microrganisms, she now zooms out and dedicates herself to the life of the mountains. The life within the mountains and the life that surrounds them. The compositions in stone.



“Cervin”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.






“Eiger”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018




“Elqui”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.






“Desierto Florido”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.





“Black Island”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.





“Pan de Azúcar”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.






“Atacama”
60x80. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.






“Salève”
42x29,7cm. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.




“Chuquicamata”
42x29,7cm. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.




“Licancabur”
42x29,7cm. Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.






”Combaripite & Malacooper”
30x30cm.
Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.
“Quartzuri & Amethyste”
30x30cm.
Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.
“Crisocoma & SmokyPyrite”
30x30cm.
Crayons, Watercolor and Gouache
on 300g paper. 2018.


Mountopia Exhibition
From June to September 2018
at Espace Rivoli in Geneva, Switzerland.  




Mountopia by Gabriel Balagué
Video presentation for exhibition directed by
the swiss film maker Gabriel Balagué
filmed in Berlin and Geneva.
June 2018. 



Mountopia´s Opening
June 06th of 2018
at Espace Rivoli in Geneva, Switzerland.



Mountopia Exhibition
From June to September 2018 
at Espace Rivoli in Geneva, Switzerland.  







Plants and Minerals by Christiania Krüger
Video installation for Exhibition Mountopia in collaboration
with the experimental film maker Christiania Krüger
and the music producer Vincent Marlice
at Espace Rivoli in Geneva, Switzerland 2018.

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