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The Delphic Sybil
Acrylic on Canvas 47” x 39”
V
ibrant color harmonizes into richly poetic paintings in Australian
artist
Lynne Hudson’
s works. Her palette sophisticatedly diverse,
Hudson is a masterful colorist, allowing the tones and hues of her
paintings to come alive through her brilliant aesthetic sense. The human
figure is a common motif for this artist, who imbues ancient themes
with a contemporary verve. Her figuration encapsulates her exceptional
ability to incorporate classic symbols with contemporary abstraction,
and the forms demonstrate her dexterity as an artist. The classic beauty
of Renaissance painting is as palpable as the soul of an Abstract-
Expressionist in these works. Using quick, brushy strokes, Hudson sparks
spirit within timeless, traditional subjects.
Hudson has been a professional painter for decades, and regularly
exhibits her works to wide critical acclaim. She lives in her native Australia.
Lynne Hudson
B
elgian artist
Ben Frochisse
paints in a captivating and precise style
that he has dubbed “figurative Symbolism,” and which evokes
pre-eminent Surrealists like his countryman Magritte, Dalí, and de
Chirico. His spectacular images, which are often set within uncanny
desert vistas punctuated by mysterious architectural fragments, are
populated by fascinatingly seductive yet inscrutable details whose
symbolic meaning remains unknown. These dramatic compositions,
dominated by yellows, browns, and blues, juxtapose icons of life and
death, growth and decay, antiquity and modernity, each rendered
in an incredibly fine, hyper-realistic style. With so many elements
at play, often portrayed suspended above the desert sands as if in
flight, Frochisse’s paintings have a dreamlike quality that makes them
endlessly fascinating to pore over and ponder.
The Awakening Oil on Canvas 24” x 20”
Ben Frochisse
Ride That Moa Blackened Steel 15” x 13” x 5”
J
ohn Wolter
’s works take shaped pieces of metals and turn them into
bodies whose motions defy gravity. Forming his works by hand, he
revels in the physical aspect of making art, “using hammers, grinders,
torches and welding to bring to life expressive curved forms from
the pieces of cold, hard steel.” That physicality finds expression in the
exuberant movements of his figures — dancers and gymnasts whose
grace is reflected in the delicacy Wolter elicits from his materials.
The artist, a native New Zealander, says that music is also an inspiration
to him, and one of his goals is to capture its essence in physical form.
With their dynamic forms and balanced compositions, his works embody
the energy and control of music, and communicate that feeling vividly
to the viewer.
John Wolter
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