by Lara Scolari
In this work, the artist uses the symbol of a goldfish swimming freely in harmony with life on a white background. It represents wealth, prosperity and abundance, and is a guiding omen of happiness in life and love. The painting is therefore meant to evoke good memories and bring positive energy. Peaceful, balanced colors kept in gray-gold tones help in this regard. The artist’s original style captures the floating movement of water and fish creating a calming effect on the viewer. Yan & Yin continues to explore the theme of visually capturing the invisible energy, movement, life force and emotion beneath.
painter / visual artist
An Australian visual artist who lives and works in Sydney, in the port city of Balmain. With a Master’s degree in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the University of New South Wales (MCDArtDes, UNSW) and years of experience working in the arts and culture sector, she expresses this wealth of knowledge in her art practice. She has participated in many international exhibitions and art fairs.
Influenced by major artistic figures such as Brett Whiteley, Helen Frankenthaler, John Olsen, Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko, she is an action/gestural painter, and her work is created in the style of abstract expression. Thus, she explores developed, experimental techniques and processes. She builds each work using a variety of media, creating depth through transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.
Her works are inspired by memory, meditation, music, culture and the essence of Australia. She continues to explore the theme of capturing the invisible energy, movement, life force and emotion hidden beneath the surface of Australia’s complex culture – while reflecting the palette of its natural landscape.
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