ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Chloe Liu

It’s spring time, sun is shining  and flowers are bloming! Chloe Liu, artist of week, has her own personal point of view about flowers and Nature!

She is a young artist, born in Hong Kong in 1990 and moved in UK since 2004. She studied BA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art and graduated in 2014. She took part in exhibitions, such as the SCOPE Raw London in 2014, the Parallax Art Fair in 2015 and the Exhibit Here’s Summer Exhibition, always in 2015.

Chloe explores the idea of Life and Death in Nature. She aims to capture the exact moment when flowers bloom and decay, as she says “Although, no matter how beautiful a flower is, sooner or later, it will always dry out”.

Sometimes she uses a dark colour for the background to highlight the end of life as a reminder: “every living thing has to face that moment”, she says.

ChloeLiu_Flower Collection IV 2013

 

For more information about Chloe Liu visit https://ledamearthub.com/artist/chloe-liu/

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK: VITA JAMES

Vita James is a Latvian artist. She takes inspiration both from her life in rural Latvia and her experiences in London. Her work often reflects the contrast between these two worlds: complexity against simplicity, bold and bright against pale and opaque.

 

Vita uses different forms and techniques, such as  mixed media, photo based collages, sketches, oil and acrylic and abstraction.  She enjoys working slowly as attention to detail is very important to her and she focuses on relationships between the light and the form, the colour and the texture along with what turns the typically perceived ‘common’ into something striking and extraordinary.

solitude

Solitude 2015 90×60 Oil on canvas £ 750

About her work, she says:” For me, the creation of ever challenging abstraction in my work is my driving ambition.  I want to discover new horizons through the exploration of cause and effect, human form, nature, urbanisation, science and technology etc etc …. I have no boundaries”.

 

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Mather Gillian

Mather Gillian is a Scottish artist. She attended the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was awarded The Henriques Prize for the best woman artist during her tenure at the RCA. The Royal Academy also rewarded her work with the David Murray award for Landscape Painting. She took part in many Solo and Group exhibitions such as in 2015 ‘Love – The Souls of Men as Polar Bears’, at the Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh; ‘Visual Arts Scotland:Transforming’, at the Royal Scottish Academy, in Edinburgh always in 2015 and ‘Outside the White Cube’, at the Bemondsey Project Space in London in 2012.

 

About her work she says: “My interest is in exploring new approaches to figurative art. I paint rapidly, using simple brushstrokes and colours, avoiding inconsequential detail, to create elements of abstraction within a very basic semi-impressionistic form”.

She is influenced by Matisse and Bonnard, but also by cave paintings and naive art. She uses bold colours to capture the basic shape of polar bears, in this current case, and to define the details with simple brush strokes.

Polar Bears Swimming at Sunset by Gillian Mather MA (RCA)

Polar Bears Swimming 2015 60×90 Acrylic on canvas £ 1500

The purpose of her art is to give pleasure to people who are not normally interested in art. “I aim to make the heart sing”