BLOOMING BODY

Jacarini’s visual narration emerges from her mastery of textiles and construction of embroidery gained from her earlier studies. The appropriation of her framed constructed materials represent an intimate world in which the female body flourishes, freeing itself from any shame or trauma. Enclosed in transparent boxes elicits the sentiment that the figure is encased whilst being exposed. Threads spill out and escape from the transparent box, illustrating the symbolization of desire, fulfilment and liberation.

 

Jacarini evokes the feeling of vulnerability and empowerment from the spectator showing a clear understanding of how her portrayal resonates in every person’s perception of how body looks and feels when bared. As always her obsession with movement is highlighted in the ways the figures are contorted in shapes of bold vulnerability epitomising feminine cliché of patience, docility, and virtue.

Ophelia Jacarini - Blooming Body embroidary 1

N1/9 Blooming 

Ophelia Jacarini - Blooming Body embroidary 2

N4/9 come here 

Ophelia Jacarini - Blooming Body embroidary 3

N9/9 Opened

Ophelia Jacarini - Blooming Body embroidary 4

2018, OVERGROWON, M&L, Hong Kong

Ophelia Jacarini - Blooming Body embroidary 5

2019, BLOOMED, Kong Art Space, Hong Kong