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…