Let's forget these rainy days and drift into art escapism. This week we're looking at bold colours and happy works:
First up is Sam Shendi's 'Key hole family' which graced our window display from Shendi's Debut last saturday! "My belief" says Shendi, "is that society doesn’t need a complex idea or thought. A simple shape that allows comfortable viewing without weighing on the eye or soul can captivate the viewer and provoke reactions". His aim is to stimulate the audience into thinking about the message in each piece making us reflect upon our actions.
Next is Rod Clark with 'Crystal Illusion'. The work is informed by ideas of one thing obscuring or revealing another, the loose-parts theory, concepts of self-organisation, information theory and the view that collage represents a most resonant if not literally realistic response to the complex world we inhabit. If the works will contain enough of the paradoxical (literally ‘beyond meaning’) they may approach a true independence and congruity.
Our Spotlight Artist of the week, Suzette Huwae leads the way with 'Supernatural Afro'. Her theme is colorful, strong multicultural women, as she believes that every woman should“Enjoy life in style and abundance to the full till it overflows”. Suzette her style can be described as glamour with an edge. Different techniques are used in her work as spray paint, acrylics, glitters, charcoal, drops and splashes, gold and silver leaves or even Swarovski stones.
Malika Squalli's photographic scenes of warmer climates warms the heart strings. Here with 'I drink the wire before me, it tasted orange'. Sqalli is walking on a line, a bridge and weave with topical threads, using various tools and finding inspirations in many opposing corners, linking words , ideas and patterns, like hyperlinks, trying to catch a glimpse in the slit between.
Last but not least, Paulette McKoy with 'Ocean Deep'. Painting is like visual music for McKoy, almost like a dance and the artwork appears as her representation of dance and movement, created from a selection of warm fluid colours, expressed by vibrant yet soothing subtle lines and brush strokes, drawn from her spirit and mixed with the external sources surrounding her.