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Art-o-rama 2024
2024
Art-o-rama 2024
  • Marilou Poncin

Art-o-rama 2024

31.08 → 01.09

For this new edition of Art-O-rama, the gallery spiaggia libera is pleased to present the work of French artist Marilou Poncin. The project was specially conceived for the fair.

“Sunburn and Moonlight” is a multifaceted and immersive installation bringing together various practices of the artist; ceramics, painting, photography, and installation.

As a backdrop, a wallpaper featuring a photograph taken by the artist of the Marseille sky at dusk sets the scene for a story in progress. The aquatic and maritime universe present in her work resonates with the city of Marseille. A wrought iron table and benches inset on the sides contribute to inviting the public into this meeting space.


The female characters staged in Marilou Poncin’s universe are as many bodies emerging from the digital realm: camgirls, dolls, and avatars converge in her photographic paintings and ceramics.

Each of the fantastical worlds she explores unveils our individual and collective relationships to the societies we live in, amidst tastes, desires, lacks, and prejudices.

Sleepy in a mirror n°2, 2024, enamelled ceramic, print on rhodoid and resin, 20 x 17 x 5 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Marilou Poncin

starfish’s face, 2024, enamelled ceramic, print on rhodoid and resin, 32 x 32 x 10 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Marilou Poncin

swimming in an oyster, 2024, enamelled ceramic, print on rhodoid and resin, 26 x 19 x 5 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Marilou Poncin

*”The sun burns her skin in the sultriness of summer. On this oiled membrane, water beads like tiny crystals. Enchanting hallucination, the light passing through the prism of water becomes multicolored. Seashells adorn themselves with delicious reflections like mirages on the surface of the evaporating water.


Her flesh remains warm until nightfall when the sky wraps itself in purple. « It means it will be beautiful tomorrow » my neighbor told me. When the moon appears between dog and wolf, his skin no longer burns but glows in the night.”*

Sunburn & Moonlight
— Marilou Poncin

Erotique body experience n°8, 2024, print on plexiglass, paint, 30 x 20 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Marilou Poncin

Erotique body experience n°9, 2024, print on paper and pastel, 50 x 33 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Marilou Poncin

Sleepy in a shell n°4, 2024, enamelled ceramic, print on rhodoid and resin, 20 x 25 x 8 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Marilou Poncin