In my current work entitled Perfect Families, I try to express the duplicity that resides in each of us.
Each piece offers several views, like reflections on multi-facetted mirrors: the first of the ideal family or child, the other one as we can be in reality, revealing our souls behind closed doors.
I try to present these contrasting views with humor to create and somehow accept the disconnect between a tentative Eden we aspire to project in society, and the reality of who we can be in private, overwhelmed with our deepest emotions as we unleash lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride, or vanity….or other sins that may not be deadly !
Confronting these two dimensions together in what appears to be just one scene questions our fear of imperfection and spontaneity
Beauty is Everywhere is a series of 30 black and white portraits of homeless women that I created to support Mary’s place.
Mary’s place is the unique day center in King County that accepts homeless women with children.
They will find there two meals a day, showers, laundry, clothing, medical care, and resources for housing, employment, and medical benefits. Mary’s Place empowers women and children to reclaim their lives.
I wanted to explore how every woman displays her most intrinsic beauty through the dignity of her face, the unspoken stories of her hands, and the hope that remains in her eyes. I tried to capture the best expressions of those women, and reveal their essence in the light and the purity of their features. This has been a very emotional shot and I thank them all for their kindness
Beauty is Everywhere represents a unique opportunity to become aware of the beauty of every single woman in an environment of serene reflection, and maturity. there is beauty, if we look for it.
Limited edition signed prints of the portraits and a book are available on demand . Proceeds from sales will go to Mary’s Place, the first step on the journey out of homelessness. http://marysplaceseattle.org
Born in France, Fab Rideti is a “young” artist who emerged under the influence of Paris creative scene as the former International Marketing Director of Guerlain, one of the gems of the LVMH luxury conglomerate. In that role, she was leading artistic direction and fragrance development.
2 years later, Fab decided to solely focus on her creative aspirations, and went back to school, studying fine-arts in Les Beaux Arts ( France). Fab soon revealed a passion for photography.
A Seattleite since August 2010, she started surfing on the artistic fiber of the Emerald City, where she focused her energy on defining her style and her inspiration : bring a humorous lens, using mockery and gentle cynicism, as an invitation to step back or simply smile.
For her Toys series, she employs plastic figurines to create incongruous situations, which evoke surprise, and draw attention to the pleasant or unpleasant aspects of life. Incongruity between certain staging effects and the innocence of the world of toys accentuates the irony and the comic of the situations.
Harnessing the potential of laughter, Fab Rideti attempts to awaken our conscience. She questions what deserves serious consideration and what does not, breaking taboos, revealing our contradictions, sowing the seeds of doubt.
With her distinctive style, Fab caught the attention of several galleries and started to share her work in Seattle:
Sept 2013: “Perfect Families” , Gallery 110 (Seattle )
Dec 2012 ” Uprooted and Invisible” , Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience ( Seattle)
Dec 2012: “I Laugh Therefore I am” , Espace K (Paris, France)
Nov 2012 “Still time for women’s Lib” , Gallery 110 (Seattle )
Nov 2012 “Beauty is Everywhere” , Mary’s Place ( Seattle ).
May 2012: “I Laugh Therefore I am” , Brinkley Gallery (Seattle ) ,
Nov 2013: Our Lives…Fleeting Timelines, Photo Center Northwest ( Seattle)
May 2013: Juried show “The Other Gun Show” , Gallery 110, ( Seattle)
Apr 2013: Juried show ” Seven Deadly Sins” Linus Gallery ( On line)
Jan 2013: Permanent artist of Ryan James Gallery ( Bellevue)
Dec 2012: Juried show “In the mind and on the street” Artswest Gallery, (Seattle)
July 2012 : ”New Blood” , Gallery 110 ( Seattle).
June 2012: Juried show ” Still Life” Black Box Gallery (Portland )
May 2012 : “After Dinner Party “ Corridor Gallery, ( Seattle)