• Silvie Defraoui, La Diva del Pueblo Nuevo, 2009, color photograph, 12 1/2 x 15 1/2".

    Silvie Defraoui

    Galerie Susanna Kulli

    Like miniatures, square tiles leaned singly or in pairs in rows on narrow wall-mounted shelves made of dark wood in the first of two back-to-back shows by Silvie Defraoui. Formerly adorning elegant homes in the countryside near Barcelona, they had been transformed into complex pictorial objects. These found cement tiles were not presented as ready- mades; a closer glance revealed that the multicolored, slightly irregular geometries of their surfaces were made with black adhesive tape applied in lines, points, squares, and triangles. The purely architectural ornament had become an “image in the

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