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When the Sky Burns

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Leonie E Brown

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2022

Encaustic wax, ink, oil sticks on board

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Dimensions: 80cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 31.5" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 1.6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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This work was commissioned by a client in Germany. Just as the painting was finished the whole Ukraine / Russia invasion started. My hope is that this work will bring the clients hope for a better future for themselves and their families.

My work is a twist on the traditional, landscape, a compromise between the real and the eternal. I decontextualize. Then, I reconstruct.

Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in. I want the viewer to connect and recognize something of a longing in their heart. a longing for beauty, peace, and hope.
Living with beautiful objects that pay tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down and helps us reconnect with nature.”

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Artist Profile

Born: 1964

Hometown: Cape Town

Based in: Cape Town

"Art is the highest form of hope." Leonie.e.Brown
"I aim to make art that not only tells my story but all our stories. To speak to the abused, the down-trodden, the hopeless, the lost, the lonely, the shamed, the orphan and the abandoned."

Artist Leonie.e.Brown blurs the boundary between the ephemeral, spiritual and physical dream world and her work creates a sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below.
The layering gives the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin-smooth surface through touch. The Encaustic Wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewers become a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting…as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind. There is a strange ethereal beauty in these paintings as if they were made from air.

"I began teaching myself Encaustic Wax Art in 2015. During the search for information, I found out about Cold wax. Because I could not find any local teachers or materials, so I approached one of the local paint manufacturers, and together we created both the encaustic and Cold wax Medium. I love the expressive interaction with this very tactile material. The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three-dimensional quality. "

"It’s a rare occurrence for one specific painting medium to have a whole genre of painting associated with it, but Cold Wax Medium is one such medium. Cold Wax Painting is unified by artists’ shared interest in experimentation, texture, and the physicality of paint layers.
In mixing Cold Wax with oils, Ive been able to use the transparency and luminosity of the wax and paint combo to create incredible visual depth.
Unlike encaustic painting where you must heat the wax to make it fluid enough to paint with, cold wax is made with wax and a solvent (and sometimes a resin or oil) so that it stays creamy and can be mixed with paint or pigment powders without heating."

Figurative Dreamscapes:
The Real Reason We Paint is to re-Create Ourselves.
"In this view, when we make a mark on a canvas, it becomes possible not just to create a thing, but to become a human being. It becomes possible, then, not simply to take a picture of something, but to create ourselves. That is the miracle. That is the reason we paint;
I want to break your heart to pieces."
"I want my audience to and engage with the subject. The challenge is to see beyond the obvious and conspicuous to capture something eternally unique. To tell the story that will catch your heart and break it to pieces, so that it can be restored to a new life. My goal is to inspire and bring hope to those who see my work. I want to tell a story that makes you look more carefully at the spiritual and physical world around them, to discover beauty in the darkness of what life can be.”

Each painting gets designed and developed with a specific message in mind. The message is meant to make the viewer think and question their deepest fears and faith. It's meant to ask the question: If this is what I fear, what do I believe in?
Her work is inspired by her journey through very difficult circumstances.

Contemporary Abstract + Abstract Landscapes:
"My work is a twist on the traditional, landscape, a compromise between the real and the eternal. I decontextualize. Then, I reconstruct.
Through my artwork, I try to bring the outside in. I want the viewer to connect and recognize something of a longing in their heart. a longing for beauty, peace, and hope.
Living with beautiful objects that pay tribute to the natural world reminds us to slow down and helps us reconnect with nature.”

"The viewer must be part of the process. Time blurs and heals our wounds. Like a soft veil that hides the dark and reveals the light. There is an eternal seeking after a new revelation. The world I depict is not a physical location in space and time. It is an inner world, a world where thought and raw emotion define the shapes.
For me, the creative process is a key to that inner, psychological world - the world of darkness and abuse, (my own) contrasting with the desire for life and freedom. The past is a constant voice that has to be silenced and overcome with faith, hope and mind.
The work revolves around themes like how we relate to the world we live in, based on our past experiences. Is change possible, can I live my life in freedom without the chains of my abuse holding me back? Will I forever be identified as the victim?
My work often deals with issues such as darkness and light, dull and bright, life and death, alienation and loneliness, and the pursuit of peace, life, and harmony. In the process, I strive to obtain a balance - on the border of the conscious and subconscious, where I react and paint out of my spirit."


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