Liquid Crystals by Michelle Avery

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DIMENSIONS (Height - 61.00 cm X Width - 152.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Canvas
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-2937-0137-01
COPYRIGHT © Michelle Avery
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Artist: Michelle Avery



ARTIST BIO

Artist Curriculum Vitae Michelle Avery, B. Mgmt (Marketing), Master (Business) Qualifications: 2000 Masters of Business (Research), University of South Australia 1998 Bachelor of Business (Marketing), University of South Australia 1993 Matriculated , Seymour College. Current position: Director, TypeCraft Consultancy Services Freelance Visual Artist Artist statement: Can I cast beauty onto canvas as a rainbow streaks the sky as light through water? Nature provides a mass of inspiration in all living things and beauty can be captured in every context if we choose to see it. It’s all about perspective. Beauty in itself is intangible and transient, but the emotional bliss it instils can be timeless and infinite. I choose to see, create and convey beauty. I work with acrylic on canvas taking cues from Mother Nature to create paintings that reflect the bigger picture, whether it’s the bare outline of the human form or aerial reflections from space. My works have an organic feel; raw and broadly structured while the detail is fluid and soft. While the macro perspective takes centre stage in attracting interest and evoking an intellectual connection, the viewer can become lost in intricate detail on closer inspection. As an artist, I aim to take the viewer to a place where they connect with my interpretation of beauty and gain pleasure from the interface with my artwork. Artist biography: Michelle Avery’s work reflects the bigger picture, whether it’s the abstract outline of the human form, earthly rock formations or aerial reflections from outer space. The macro perspective takes centre stage attracting interest and evoking an intellection connection only to unveil intricate detail on closer inspection. Her latest acrylic on canvas collection takes a macro view in reflecting aerial images from space, including global views of earth, the moon and solar flares. The concept of terraforming is also conveyed, the concept of establishing an earth like atmosphere in another planet. The result is a very raw and organic collection of artworks that also remain fluid with neutral gender tones. Earlier collections have varied considerably, although also abstract but more surreal in nature. These paintings had a very feminine flavour with womanly shapes, soft lines and use of swirls, colour and texture expressing this ‘girlie’ underpinning. “Being comfortable about being ‘a girl’ and proud of ‘wearing’ the softer feminine aspects of being ‘girlie’ is something that I feel is getting lost in the face of having to conform to what often feels like ‘a man’s world’. My paintings are an attempt to restore a feminine balance, and the comfort to ‘wear’ femininity in our homes and reflect the beauty of the ‘girlie’ influence. This is almost an opposition to the feminist movement, where I feel that the shift, which until recent decades, was based on a positive argument, has almost gone ‘too far’ – to the point of losing our sense of selves and identity.” Artist statement: Can I cast beauty onto canvas as a rainbow streaks the sky as light through water? Nature provides a mass of inspiration in all living things and beauty can be captured in every context if we choose to see it. It’s all about perspective. Beauty in itself is intangible and transient, but the emotional bliss it instils can be timeless and infinite. I choose to see, create and convey beauty. I work with acrylic on canvas taking cues from Mother Nature to create paintings that reflect the bigger picture, whether it’s the bare outline of the human form or aerial reflections from space. My works have an organic feel; raw and broadly structured while the detail is fluid and soft. While the macro perspective takes centre stage in attracting interest and evoking an intellectual connection, the viewer can become lost in intricate detail on closer inspection. As an artist, I aim to take the viewer to a place where they connect with my interpretation of beauty and gain pleasure from the interface with my artwork. Exhibitions: 2014 – Currently exhibiting @ the Port, Portabello Food Kitchen Bar 2013 – White Ribbon Day Charity Event & Auction, Group exhibition, Juxtapose Studios, Sell out. Submitted charity piece for auction 2011 – Group Exhibition, D’VINE Juxtapose Studios 2010 – Group Exhibition, Fashionistas Fantasy, Artistic License, Melbourne Street, opened by Eliza Emanuele 2007-2009 - Exhibited Lobethal Gallery, Adelaide Hills Bibliography: Article in afield Magazine (on-line), http://afield-magazine.blogspot.com/


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