• EXHIBITIONS

    2019 - SPIROVSKI

    Persona


    Exhibition dates: 13 - 25 August 2019
    Opening: Thursday 15 August 6 - 8pm

    The death of painting has become a fashionable proclamation and yet has been revived time and again in the face of every social and technological challenge.

    An artist has dual roles - to look forward and to look back. Indeed, all of the artists whose works inspire me are as informed by tradition as by innovation. Moreover, innovation can only truly happen as a result of tradition. 

    In this sense, the figures depicted in this exhibition are spectres caught in between two dimensions, two spheres of influence, two modes of thought, interrelated but also obstructed within their own environments. 

    The backgrounds draw from classical elements while the figures themselves are the complete opposite, painted with a direct method, creating a dreamscape of incongruity that reflects my own practice as an artist in a modern world with all of its opportunities, deluge of information, competing views of representation and assimilation of ideas.

    - Loribelle Spirovski 2019

    The death of painting has become a fashionable proclamation and yet has been revived time and again in the face of every social and technological challenge.

    An artist has dual roles - to look forward and to look back. Indeed, all of the artists whose works inspire me are as informed by tradition as by innovation. Moreover, innovation can only truly happen as a result of tradition. 

    In this sense, the figures depicted in this exhibition are spectres caught in between two dimensions, two spheres of influence, two modes of thought, interrelated but also obstructed within their own environments. 

    The backgrounds draw from classical elements while the figures themselves are the complete opposite, painted with a direct method, creating a dreamscape of incongruity that reflects my own practice as an artist in a modern world with all of its opportunities, deluge of information, competing views of representation and assimilation of ideas.

    - Loribelle Spirovski 2019