Mariana Bunimov

© Mariana Bunimov

Jungles

Jungles - Henrique Faria, New York

A noun, cambur, is the seed of this ensemble of seven paintings. Cambur is the word for banana in Venezuela, Mariana Bunimov’s country of origin. The word is charged with memories for her. It designates a childhood treat, the mental imprint of a flavor, associated with a color: a bright yellow that saturates the environment, asserting the abundance of tropical nature. In her Parisian studio, it sounds like a secret (an enigma) and the call of exoticism: a kind of personal talisman…

Hunting and Gathering

Gatherings, Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York, USA

Much like our ancient ancestors, Venezuelan artist Mariana Bunimov is a hunter-gatherer. Moving about in the somewhat untamed world of objects and images, Bunimov reacts primally, foraging through the wilderness, pulling things into herself, stockpiling what she needs—and more—for the long, cold winter of her consciousness.