Jessica Vaturi's new séries of paintings explores and reveals a hidden
aspect of the human body. Vaturi, much as she has done before, sets out
to pictorially render the body as a unique type of biography: through the
organic visions of André Vésale's anatomical dissections.
We could say, in the words of Artaud, that these paintings are "returning
to organic realism". Where do these bodies corne from ?
How were they made ? the anatomiste ask. Vésale dares to cut them open.

He is a step ahead of his colleagues. The results of Vésale's work -
the revelation, in 1543, of the inside of the female body, dissected for the
first time are reformulated by Vaturi's unique vision. Using the anatomical
plates of Vésale's book De Humani Corporis Fabrica as a starting point,
Vaturi dramatizes the transversal of the body. We get the impression that
the bodies emerge from the frame of the canvas, into a space to breathe.
One red canvas reveals innumerable nerves of an excoriated body,
tiny veins, blood, the infinite networks of entrails, ligaments and their
ramifltcations. Vésale dissected the female body.
Vaturi has made this element the reference point for her réflective
and exploratory work. Her series inaugurates what she calls
the Open body/Concealed body : My Vésale.

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Catalogue : Being Time, Being Space
2002 - Galerie Avivson


Inside my Vésale
Translation : Jennifer Pinard