Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
“L’époque” turns the clocks of the imagination back to the 1950s, while leaving today’s time precisely where it is. Her vibrant pictures ooze nostalgia yet would look totally at home in any edgy urban loft. Icons embracing Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and coveted vintage cars will be your visual guides. Expressing the mood of optimism that characterised the depicted post-war era is an exciting mixture of media including acrylic, Chinese ink, bitumen and collage. And the influence of Pop Art is evident in the artist’s retro-expressionist style. Uniting all the pieces is one common message – a personal invitation to you to slow down the pace of your life, enabling you to discover a new sense of balance and an authentic joy of life.
Whether it is a close-up of a known or unknown face, or a view of a car depicted from an interesting angle or focused on a specific detail, each work creates an intriguing balance of content and mood. Her targeted use of colour, alongside the evident inspiration of black and white photography, is striking and very appropriate to the era that the artist is showcasing in “L’époque”. You will witness an entire decade unfolding before your eyes and be unable to resist the temptation to imagine or reminisce, depending on your age and experience.
Keywords: taxi, yellow, new york, cars, figurative