20 water colors and pastels on paper
The 50th Anniversary of Auroville in the coming months is not only an historical date for the city but a time that involves the whole world. To communicate the event to the earth, this project plans the design creation of ideal post stamps, as a symbol of communication between all the nations in the world, the essence of which is conserved in the urn at the Matrimandir, as well as incarnated in the presence of Aurovilian citizens, representing more than fifty nations.
The project is made up of a series of 20 paintings, water colors on big paper sheets (60x80cm), showing an highly typical point of view of Auroville, in an upside down play discovering two complementary realities. In the upper side of the stamp we can see the Visible, the image that Auroville features to the world, the symbols of its concrete réalisation since its foundation. In the lower side, turned down and latent, the Invisible, what is slowly emerging from a hidden level, to develop the shapes of tomorrow.
Dominique Jacques was born in Paris in 1965. She graduated from E.N.A ( Ecole Nationale d’Art de Cergy Pontoise) and from E.A.C.R ( Ecole d’Art, Conservation et Restauration) in Paris. In 1992 she moved to Italy and worked as a frescos-and-paintings restorer. At the same time she started exhibiting her own artistic work in France and in Italy. In 2015 she moved to Auroville. This is her first exhibition in India.
Text from Auroville OutreachMedia
At Centre d’Art Citadines, Auroville