Campoli Presti, Paris

ahhhhhhh 18 April – 30 May 2015


Campoli Presti is pleased to present Valentina Liernur's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Valentina Liernur's works are often structured by series that denote the specificity and potential of the picture plane to bring together elements such as feminine and masculine, control and chaos, rational and instinctive, deep and superficial.
As an afterthought of her previous denim series presented in her ahh...ah... exhibition at Campoli Presti London last fall, Liernur presents a new group of works in ahhhhhhh in Paris made of a matching colour palette of gabardines, a resistant textile mostly used for trousers and uniforms. The surface is intervened on with bleach and safety pins that rehash pseudo-punk, expressionist
and informalist elements deriving into a forever21, youth-inspired appearance.
White, cloudy, and diffuse areas of bleached fabric indicate the texture of a liminal space, in which any sensorial experience or expressive intention is anesthetized by its context, Paris' fashion district the Marais. The shape of a cross points out the different geographical positions in which art operates while incidentally referencing Tapiès insisting use of it as an ancient symbol of
contradiction.
The calligraphic signs, the automated use of pencils, markers, and pens, as well as the notebook-shaped frames reinforce the sequential installation of the works forming a phrase, disrupting the idea of a series as a linear and achieved body of work. Their placement asserts their own irregular temporality while questioning the possibility and the purpose of establishing one.

 

Enlace 
Ratones Paranoicos 

Mucha risa por aquí 
pero ninguna es para mí 
sube la espuma sobre el cristal 
yo cambio de forma para atacar 
solo una vez más, como enlace. 

Lleno de problemas, voy a dar 
a una playa con una modelo 
ella está lista, quiere empezar 
cambio de forma para atacar 
sólo una vez más, como enlace. 
Sólo como enlace, una vez más. 

No me gusta este lugar 
vestidos y perfumes sin estilo 
saco mi arma, voy a empezar 
cambio de forma para atacar
sólo una vez más, como enlace 
sólo como enlace, una vez más.

Mucha risa por aquí 
pero ninguna es para mí 
sube la espuma sobre el cristal 
cambio de forma para atacar 
sólo una vez, como enlace 
sólo como enlace, una vez más 


Link 
Ratones Paranoicos 

Much laughter here 
but none for me 
the foam climbs on the glass
I change shape to attack 
only one more time, as link. 

Full of problems,
I get to a beach with a model 
she is ready, she wants to start 
I change shape to attack 
only one more time, as link. 
Just as link, one more time. 

I do not like this place 
dresses and perfumes without style 
I pull out my gun, I'll start 
change in shape to attack 
only once, as a link 
only as link, one more time. 

Much laughter here 
but none for me 
The foam climbs on the glass 
I change shape to attack 
one more time, as a link 
only as link, one more time. 


The Ratones Paranoicos (The Paranoid Mouses) was an Argentine rock band, formed in 1986 in Buenos Aires. The group was influenced by punk and new wave at the beginning, and later on by rhythm and blues. Their main influence was The Rolling Stones. The Rolinga is an Argentine urban tribe comprising fans of The Rolling Stones and Argentine bands with a similar style whose popularity exploded in the 1990s. Ratones Paranoicos was the band that started this genre also known as rock chabon/dude. Their lyrics slowly moved on from the classic topics of rock and roll and started focusing on local habits. The decline of the Rolingas started at the beginning of the 2000s’ with the rise of Cumbia Villera.

 

#3 Muy Particular, 
Bleach and safety pins on gabardine 
141.5 x 130.5 cm, 2015.

#1Hecho a Mano,
Lavandina sobre gabardina,  
140.5 x 174.5 cm, 2015.

#2 Hecho a Mano,
Lavandina sobre gabardina 
140.5 x 174.5 cm, 2015.

#3 Hecho a Mano,
Lavandina, lapiz y alfileres sobre gabardina 
140.5 x 174.5 cm, 2015.

#5 Hecho a mano,
Marcador sobre tela 
144.5 x 190 cm , 2015.

 

# Con un poco de ajuste,
Lavandina sobre gabardina 
144.5 x 190 cm, 2015.