‘Time Loops’ is a digital solo exhibition of 3 original artworks by Lena Brazin featuring original works focussed on human emotion and experience. Brazin’s figurative paintings explore the seen and the unseen with an attempt to materialise immateriality, to reflect the fullness of human existence.
The exhibition forms part of an ongoing series entitled '3 Works for 3 Weeks'; an innovative take on the traditional solo exhibition, promoting slow looking and true engagement with the artist, the artworks and the concepts behind them. One new work will be released each Tuesday at 10am throughout the duration of the exhibition, accompanied by text and detail images, to encourage a slower and more comprehensive engagement. The exhibition invites collectors to get intimate and build a personal connection with the artwork before purchase.
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DETAIL IMAGES OF 'DITTO'
Set on a bold yellow background, ‘Ditto’ is the final artwork to be released from Lena Brazin’s solo exhibition. ‘Ditto’ follows in the new series of works with Brazin’s layered approach alongside the reoccurring motifs of the clock in the central pane surrounded by circular fruits, but this time in much bolder and deeper colours.
Featuring the loosest mark making of all three of the new works, richly coloured cherries, grapes and leaves form a circle around two heads, boldly and intuitively painted in black, rendering them into the foreground. The seductively loose brushstrokes add to the tension in this work, as these two faces move towards each other, heading for a tender kiss.
The layering of colours and hints of symbolism and narrative within this work make for a highly engaging study of this work, drawing the viewer in to explore the depths of the piece and Brazin’s emotively charged hand. The numbers and hands of the clock face bear a stark reminder of the passage of time, as are the fruits which now are richly coloured and alluring but soon will break down and return to the earth, as all things must.
This body of work centres around human emotion, exploring themes of love, time, karma, attachment, cycles, nostalgia, reality, illusions, dreams, fragility, beauty, passion, desire, connecting and breaking apart. In the past year we have experienced the extremes of human emotion and grieved the loss of love; not being surrounded by those we love while also the loss of love that could be, the chance meeting of strangers. And this is the reason ‘Ditto’ hits the viewer even harder, the heightened emotion coming from our own collective experience ever more real.
DETAIL IMAGES OF 'FUSE'
Brazin’s work explores the contemporary self, in all its contradictions and immersive moments. Her interest in observing the acute everyday moments and the emotions we are each subjected to and the portrayal of these feelings across a two dimensional plane. This intuitive and responsive way of working picks the viewer up and transports them into an expressive moment created by the artist. Transmitting her own feelings across the medium of figurative painting, Brazin creates highly emotive works which ooze with raw energy.
Continuing with this new series of works, ‘Fuse’ is the second artwork to be released and features Brazin’s signature bold palette coupled with incredibly soft layering for such a bold application. The background features fruits rendered in loose brushstrokes; grapes, apples and papaya form a wreath around the circumference of the piece.
These circular fruits are representative of the circle of life and fertility, acting as a stark reminder that love and all emotions surrounding it are part of Mother Nature’s plan. It is built into us, as it is built into the tree which bears fruit. A clock has been softly placed in the centre of the work; a reminder of passing time and memory, possibly that there is a time limit on this intimate moment.
The soft palette is disturbed by Brazin’s confident black line work which creates the silhouette of two faces leaning into each other. Symbolically, fruit can be highly sexual and the stance of these two figures provide the scene with much sexual tension. An intimate moment shared between these two figures is also shared with the audience as Brazin’s emotionally charged brush pulls the viewer in.
Liminal Gallery is delighted to present ‘Time Loops’, an online solo exhibition by Lena Brazin featuring original works focussed on human emotion and experience. This exhibition forms part of an ongoing series taking place across the Liminal Gallery website and social media channels entitled 3 Works For 3 Weeks, which features a selection of 3 artworks for 3 weeks, to encourage a slower and more comprehensive exploration of the works.
Brazin’s figurative paintings explore the seen and the unseen with an attempt to materialise immateriality, to reflect the fullness of human existence. Specifically in this new body of work, Brazin explores notions of love and the wide ranging emotions which accompany this. The original pieces range from works on paper to paintings on board and they mark a new series for the artist, stripping back her bold palette for a softer and more layered approach with considered and intuitive mark-making.
3 Works for 3 Weeks is an innovative take on the traditional solo exhibition, promoting slow looking and true engagement with the artist, the artworks and the concepts behind them.
‘Time Loops’ is a digital solo exhibition of 3 original artworks by Brazin, running for just 3 weeks. A new artwork will be released each week, accompanied by text and detail images. The exhibition invites collectors to get intimate and build a personal connection with the artwork before purchase.
Each Tuesday at 10am throughout the duration of the exhibition, Liminal Gallery will release a new artwork onto the dedicated Viewing Room found on www.liminal-gallery.com.
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