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Interview with Redd Walitzki

Interview with Redd Walitzki

Suspend disbelief and escape into a botanically-infused dreamscape inhabited by enchanting, feminine sprites.  Through an ornamental proscenium you enter a world bewitched with undertones of fantasy and magical overlays, the other-worldliness of it all masking the historical basis for the stories there told. This is the world of Seattle-based figurative-artist, Redd Walitzki. Walitzki’s art is immediately identifiable upon entering the gallery or, as is the case these days, without even clicking to enlarge.  Her pieces are self-framing, with delicately intricate and intricately delicate designs cut into the surface of each painting. The aesthetic is one reminiscent of antiquity yet executed with modern, laser...

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Interview with Jana Brike

Interview with Jana Brike

The lyrical paintings of Jana Brike are evocative mood pieces. Her paintings feature young, usually female characters in natural environments; with their strong symbolism and elements of mythology and fairy tales, these works invite the viewer into the action as the characters interact with the world around them or experience intimacy with another—or sometimes with themselves. Brike is one of four artists featured in the show Lush, which opens at the beinArt Gallery November 18. “Even when you break the dishes in a family argument, or mend your broken heart, or struggle to leave a job that gives you security but kills you...

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Interview with Mahlimae

Interview with Mahlimae

Go out to the garden, sneak under the ivy and listen ever so quietly for the whispers of echoes. Fear not these little creatures, for they have untold gifts within and timeless secrets drawing you into their world, a world that Nicole Watt aka Mahlimae connected to when she was very young. These tiny beings whispered for her to bring them to life and now we can all share in their exquisite presence. My favourite things are coming together this January, beinArt gallery and Mahlimae, for her solo show Lost souls of the Erlking. The details of the King’s story can’t go untold...

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Interview with kelogsloops

Interview with kelogsloops

The last two years have been intense ones, not many breaks and certainly the seizing of his catch phrase coming into fruition (Be Right Back Chasing Dreams) and now we finally get to see Kelogsloops in Melbourne, his home town. This will be an especially momentous event that will finally have his friends, family and long time Australian fans see all his work in one place. When I spoke to Hieu (in the interview below), he said this is a significant show for him to be able to share with his Mum, a touching moment to share with Hieu for...

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Interview with Gerard Geer

Interview with Gerard Geer

“Procession II” – First Steps in the Shallows” – assorted animal bones and mixed media in glass case. Gerard Geer’s delicate sculptures capture his vivid imaginings of fantastical creatures literally down to the bone. By using a variety of animal bones and other natural materials, Geer creates the stuff of mythology while simultaneously giving his viewers an appreciation for the wonder and intricacies of the world we know. Geer’s latest series, Tidepool, explores a potential connection between land mammals and ocean creatures, in terms of both evolutionary features and the relationships among the creatures themselves. Tidepool just wrapped as Geer’s...

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