Landscape & Contemporary Painting | 17th – 27th March
Landscape & Contemporary Painting
17th – 27th March
Opening Night: 16th March, 6:00 – 8:30pm
10am – 6pm Monday to Friday
12 – 6pm Sunday
OHJI (Ji-Hyun Oh)
JULIE REBY WAAS
Ohji (Ji-Hyun, Oh) @ohji_story
The character is called Ohji. It’s my persona. Ohji is a naughty girl however she’s always pretending to be a good girl when with her parents, especially her mum. The circle line means protecting and monitoring by her mum. Ohji’s skin colour looks white, however, it’s NO colour. It doesn’t mean transparent. When she does a high-five, she synchronises changing the other person or creature’s colour. Ohji loves doing high-five and berries like strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry. In addition, she’s good at greeting, welcoming, and cheering.
This exhibition theme is ‘Ohji’s pyjamas’. She loves wearing blueberry and strawberry pyjamas. You can see Ohji’s pyjamas series in this exhibition.
Janey Sharratt @janey_sharratt
Janey studied Environmental Design at Manchester College of Art before moving to London in the early 70’s where she worked as a designer before teaching at Kingston University, the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. Since 2000 she has focused more and more on painting in her studio in Camberwell, London.
In each instance the paintings convey her personal and emotional response to the experience of a landscape. While the view provides the inspiration and is often discernable, the true subject of each piece – her intention – has been to capture and express the experience. As a consequence many images share the characteristics of a nocturne – a reflection of mood, feelings and atmosphere.
To survive to exhibition an artwork must first satisfy the artist that it conveys the intended feeling or experience, however, the ultimate success is achieved when as a transmitter it stirs a memory or shared moment of recognition in the viewer.
Julie Reby Waas @intuitive.abstract.art
Julie Reby Waas is a self-taught intuitive abstract artist. She was born and raised in New Jersey and resides in Miami, Florida. She has been creating art for as long as she can remember, unconsciously drawing abstract images on notepads or scraps of paper whenever she had a pencil or pen in her hand. A lawyer by trade, Julie decided to pursue her passion for art and start a career in the field of intuitive abstract art after sharing photos of her pieces on social media. After decades of intuitively creating designs, Julie began enhancing her work with acrylic and watercolor by creating unique pieces filled with bright bold colors and intricate patterns. She is inspired by the works of Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Paul Klee & Romero Britto, and how they used color, patterns and geometry in their artwork. She also is inspired by her autistic son, Jonathan, who as a little boy would mix plaid shorts with bright geometric t-shirts to create a bold and unique style. She believes that if all that comes out of her bright, colorful artwork is that it makes you happier and brings you joy, then that is enough.
Hannah Smith @paintsofhannah
Hannah Smith is a figurative painter based in East Belfast, Northern Ireland. Working in oils, Hannah explores the physical and intangible strains of hierarchy within our society, how we navigate through spaces, how we are divided and where we intersect and cross paths. Drawing inspiration from dystopian societies, unsettling themes run parallel to the euphoric facade of the work.
This collection hopes to establish the experiences of women of colour in our society. Although each solo portrait conveys it’s own unique story, these works depict a shared narrative, a mutual understanding. When read right to left, ideas are pulled from the past, adapted and changed to forge a new path for the future. We can imagine the portraits extend infinitely in each direction, that these three images are just a snapshot of the bigger picture. Abstract elements and ‘Glitches’ in the paintings draw our attention to the misinformation, ignorance, Lack of representation and acceptance that fuel inherent issues around the topic of gender and race.
My work focuses on the relationship between nature and neurosis and how neurotic thinking and behavior is often in direct opposition to the workings of nature in the body-mind. All of us experience a universal range of emotions throughout our lives but depending on our beliefs and thought patterns, we each individually dissipate or amplify them to varying degrees as they come in and out of our lives. My work is the translation of my individual experience of the thoughts and feelings that make up my own emotions and my constant battle for harmony, where neurosis and nature – chaos and order – are the opposing forces. In my work I am often trying to express that; ‘what helps us cope in the moment can hurt our growth in the long run’ and ‘what tears us apart will eventually build us back up’. My art speaks with personal honesty on this paradox of the human condition – the conflict between neurosis and nature – and how it has affected me in my life. As the body-mind is the home of nature and neurosis I paint figures and faces often accompanied by a few words that point directly towards this paradox.
Laura Weekes @lauraweekesgallery
I am a British abstract artist and began painting professionally two years ago where I have since been featured in John Lewis, House and Garden, and The World of Interiors magazines, Yard Art, and Wychwood Art gallery.
Taking my main inspiration from severe weather and light, this collection; “Light Amongst The Meadows”, explores the majesty of the English countryside in which I live, as it creates constant impressionable inspiration on the cusp of each season. Living amongst wild and natural landscapes, I enjoy collecting some order amid the undomesticated, yet maintaining a focus of the beauty in the moment.
Lisi Ruppel @lisiruppel
“How do you feel?” is a series of abstract paintings that seeks to create a dialogue between the observer and the artist about emotions, through the canvas. The series is inspired entirely by the personal experience of the artist, who after many hours of reflection identified which were her primary emotions, the most present in her. Inherent to the human condition, emotions can be a gateway to personal and social development. Managing anger, sadness or anxiety is a shared desire, but so is finding love and happiness in everyday things.”
Alison Craddock @alison.studio.art
British born artist, I attended the University of the Creative Arts and work from my studio in rural Kent.
My work strives to capture the ethereal and the impermanence of being, whilst also taking inspiration from the elements, from the ever-changing skies and from natural forms. I am fascinated by tiny details and love the many textures and colours around us, from the peeling paintwork on a rusty door to the lichen covering a rock. Paint gives me the opportunity to recreate those fantastic colours and textures. I have been called an abstract expressionist, an abstract artist, a contemporary artist; whatever I am, the very essence of my existence is absorbed and expressed in my paintings.
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