What would the world be without color? How would we perceive reality without red, blue or green? Can we imagine living in black and white? Color is what gives life its intensity, its depth, but also thepossibility of joy. It is light, a vital momentum, energy. In an attempt at total renunciation, in the exile of solitude and a silent retreat, Mouna Rebeiz endeavored to grasp what the purest, most authentic and “truest” in color is. […]
Can painting be considered a form of metaphysics that attempts to solve the enigma of color? Merleau-Ponty aptly suggests, in Eyeand Mind, a certain vision of the world: “Painting celebrates noother enigma than that of visibility.” Mouna recreates this same vision in this attempt to penetratethe enigma of color, which is also that of visibility. But Mouna Rebeiz remains faithful to her own spirit, faithful to that mystery that characterizes her creative momentum, as shown by these twelve canvases in which we plunge ourselves: “We use colors but we paint with feeling” (Jean Chardin).
Philosopher and psychoanalyst
Research fellow at Université Gustave Eiffel
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