The Mines of Art Gallery presented a colourful pair of artists in a unique exhibition:
Fernando Cometto and Marie-Pierre Pfenniger.
Of Argentinian origin, FERNANDO COMETTO uses colour and an illusive approach to his work. Naive, you say? How do you put a label on art that is so compact, one that evokes thoughts of Paul Klee and Antonio Ségui? Yet there is a certain kind of reverie in his work that finds a dreamlike resonance with the human soul. It is innocent, often tormented, and connects with our inner child. Through a journey of self discovery, Fernando Cometto brings us a painting that bridges the gap between his different I’s: these parts of himself scattered across Latin America, Spain, and France.
Responding to the imagination of the painter, the ceramist MARIE-PIERRE PFENNIGER, graduate of the School of Applied Arts in Vevey, exhibits her small world between the gallery walls. Clothed in black and white, she presents a small, lustrous city: houses and towers become stems for faience goblets, reminiscent of the terrestrial sphere. Their stretched out shape and graphic aspect give them the air of a child’s drawing. Cities and villages upside-down, everything appears in disorder while being perfectly in place.
Article by Sarah Corminboeuf