Posts by Jon Beinart:
Dan Quintana (United States) paints eerie, goddess-like figures immersed in figurative and ethereal worlds. The extensive time spent on each figure is apparent, as their staggering precision grips one’s attention in an instant.
Lush is an exhibition of sensual works by Jana Brike, Redd Walitzki, Ray Caesar and Rodrigo Luff. ONLINE CATALOGUE Brike’s strangely seductive paintings explore our internal lives, with themes of longing, love and pain. Caesar’s neo-Victorian imagery, at times haunting or playful or both, uncovers the deep desires and secrets we hide from ourselves. Walitzki’s ethereal portraits address unrealistic beauty expectations for women as well as the darker aspects… Read More
Ronit Baranga (Israel) is known for her bizarre sculptural works, which include a series of ceramic tablewares hybridised with human body parts: open mouths, protruding tongues, and gouging fingers.
Memento Mori, Memento Amare is a three-person exhibition featuring art nouveau body horror sculptures by Isabel Peppard, absurdist vanitas paintings by Beau White and neogothic etchings by Jonathan Guthmann. ONLINE CATALOGUE Love and death have long walked hand in hand in the cultural imagination, and this exhibition brings together fresh, unconventional approaches to the subject alongside playful nods to tradition. WHEN: Opens Saturday, OCT 21, 6pm – 9pm. FREE… Read More
“Weave” is a new series of oil paintings by internationally renowned Australian artist Ben Howe. This exhibition brings together themes of mortality, isolation, longing, melancholy and loss and sits somewhere between the physical constraints of reality and the anarchic realm of the subconscious. ONLINE CATALOGUE. These paintings draw from gothic motifs, fairy tales and archaic tropes to explore broader issues relating to the physical and subjective self within contemporary… Read More
Alex Garant (Canada) decided to truly commit to her passion for Arts after suffering from a heart attack in 2012, changing forever how she would see the world. Garant uses patterns, duplication of elements, symmetry and image superposition as key elements of her imagery.
Adipocere (Australia) uses embroidery to create his own visuals inspired by a fascination with the macabre. He combines themes of innocence with an unsettling and sinister melancholy, referring to many of his works as ‘emotional self-portraiture’.