Don’t miss @roosvandervliet’s solo, if you can make it to @thinkspace_art! The exhibition ‘Mirrors of Your Soul’ opened its doors last Saturday. So exciting!
The statement of the show announces: “The body of work is the result of the recent pandemic, a return to portraits at a time of extreme isolation. (...) While the concepts of this solo exhibition are familiar for the artist--hair, piercing eyes, golden hour light--the intention behind the works has changed. Rather than focusing on differences, ‘Mirrors of Your Soul’ highlights the similarities between us, emphasizing that we are all more alike than we often care to admit.”
The exhibition is on until the 9th of October! If you cannot visit the space in person, you should check out Roos' paintings on the gallery's website.
Online, it is always a smiley. A “reality” that obviously does not apply always offline.
@jopfe, “a visual artist with a focus on 3D and motion design”, totally got me on both the content and technical level. The textures, movement, and concept are beyond intriguing and I kept re-watching every single post on his feed. The right place to get lost!
‘The caretakers’ is my favorite piece by her because it really showcases what I see her message being, that there's strength in the delicate and vulnerable. I love how her work really takes you to another world, you can get completely lost in the details and visual feast of all the hidden lace and little animal friends. She has always been so kind and modest in the brief interactions I've had with her over the internet. I'd love to one day meet her in person and tell her face to face how her work has moved me. Never stop being you, girl. Keep creating and know you're teaching and reminding others that there is so much beauty and grace in being strong but remaining gentle and kind 👏❤️” - @jill.a.beans
We asked for your favorite female artists in August and got a bunch of beautiful responses... what a hard decision! Congratulations, Jill, you won a copy of our special March 2021 'Women Artists' issue! 🖤
“Staged within a created reality. Based on exploring; Childhood. Family relationships, and the speculative relationship between real and imaginary.”
The intersection of abstract and figurative is an infinite and multifaceted realm: @alanabartonart and her paintings explore this context with a whimsical color palette and dreamy childhood memories. While we encounter the real in the figurative portraits, we get the chance to explore the imaginary in the abstract elements.
“@caitlin_hackett - I've followed her work for ten years now. When I visited NYC as a fresh new Art student, she took time out to meet with me, give me heaps of advice on how to establish myself as an artist, and was so, so kind. I've never forgotten it. Her work has always had such depth and intrigue for me, and the way she conjures a sense of mysticism is masterful. The relationship between the natural world, and fantasy is something that has bled into my own works ever since.” - @christooleyart
We asked for your favorite female artists in August and got a bunch of beautiful responses... what a hard decision! Congratulations, Chris, you won a copy of our special March 2021 'Women Artists' issue 🖤
This portrait by @rebeccajolesley depicts her friend Gem Divine, Brighton's self-proclaimed 'small brown clown'. “She inspired me to start oil painting in my early twenties, aside from performing she's an amazing painter and designer. She helped me take pride in my interests which lead to my all-round development as a person and artist,” Rebecca shares.
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@magpie.rodgers' creative visions. Visit www.beautifulbizarre.net today [link in our profile] and learn more about her work in an article by @sanyaewalma.
"Meagan has a talent for giving space and shape to the unseen. Her imagery provides a striking perception of both the paranormal and psychological aspects of a being; like finding a truth too ambiguous for words through a world surreal fantasy." - excerpt