Preview 22 October, 2013 6-9 pm
JAMM is delighted to present Inked Skin, Cristiana de Marchi’s first solo exhibition in Kuwait.
De Marchi enjoys walking, observing and documenting aspects of the life of individuals while walking through the city, but she constantly searches for an interaction; a personal one, a silent and solitary one. Walls!
Walls bare messages which nature significantly changes according to every individual’s specification; messages such as love and hate, politics and peace or simply unspoken and forbidden messages.
In 2011 de Marchi started walking through the writings, drawings and graffitis of the urban walls of Beirut, Dubai and Kuwait and captured images of scarred walls with messages reflecting the spirit and the “inner” character of ordinary people. After capturing and printing the eye catching images of the “tattoos” protected on the walls, she then selects an element in the photo and using cotton thread and a needle she starts a very unique and classic embroidery on the selected piece on the photo.
Cristiana de Marchi was born in Turin, Italy. She currently lives and works in Beirut and Dubai. In the past years she has held several solo and group exhibitions in the UAE, Lebanon, the USA, Italy, the UK, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Exhibition will continue until 21st of November, 2013
JAMM Art Gallery
Life Center, 2nd floor (next to CAP)
Block 2, Street 28, Industrial Shuwaikh, Kuwait