Phosphorescent ascentBy Karla Marchesi
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Oil Paint, Oil on Linen
Dimensions: 110cm (H) x 90cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 43.3" (H) x 35.4" (W) x 1.2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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Phosphorescent ascent features in my recent exhibition Slow Burn (2022). Here I presented a suite of paintings staged as a wake. Set among oil fires and geological ruptures, psychedelic succulents emerge triumphantly in centrifugal motion. Here I reflected on both personal and broader societal/environmental malaise, insistently finding a flicker of redemption through tragicomic humour. After the end, the world I rendered is defiant, an emergent landscape, alien now to a dead past.
Based in: Berlin, Germany
Brisbane-born, Berlin-based artist Karla Marchesi employs the still life genre of the ‘impossible bouquet’ as a means through which to reflect upon socio-cultural anxieties of our age. Her paintings theatrically critique what it means to be human at this present moment under conditions of late capitalism and anthropocentrism, interweaving an …
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