AcceptanceBy Melanie Gooi
Acrylic, Acrylic on raw canvas
Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 40cm (W) x 1.5cm (D) / 19.7" (H) x 15.7" (W) x 0.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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Please note that this item is unframed and will be shipped flat
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Breathing Spaces series is an evolution of works after the Raw and Vulnerable series.
As my anxieties relaxed over the uncertainties of the events of 2020, I invited more spaciousness into my paintings by deliberately allowing more negative spaces to occupy the canvases. If one were to look closely, one would notice faint white shapes or ”shadows” floating either above or below the turquoise forms. I intentionally painted the shadows as a process of bringing light to my “hidden” emotions. In some of the canvases, the whites are not visible until the turquoise paints take on a deeper hue. And as I layer deeper shades of turquoise, the whites become more apparent. I feel this painting process is an act of shedding light on my hidden emotions that thereon no longer have the power to operate through my subconscious thoughts. In hindsight, I began to take charge of my feelings rather than allowing them to take over me.
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur
Based in: Singapore
Melanie Gooi is a Malaysian born, Singapore-based artist who began her creative journey later in life honouring decades-long forgotten interest to be an artist. Since beginning her artistic practice, it has unexpectedly become a healing journey of self-discovery and brought on a new sense of aliveness in her.
She believes …
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