South African based artist Penelope Stutterheime will be exhibiting her latest paintings in an exhibition titled ‘Rising Up' with Myerson Fine Art. Here comes an uplifting and exhilarating exhibition of work that is well worth seeing, offering viewers a refreshing and different way of seeing the world in our current and uncertain times.
The primary medium used by Stutterheime is oil paint on canvas, utilising an impasto application. Her subject matter has evolved through landscape, portraiture and still life to an abstract and esoteric form, drawing inspiration from the landscapes. The work is highly symbolic referencing dream images and the unconscious, and conveyed through colour and form, the images are a representation of transformation and journey. The viewer is invited to relate primarily to the work on an emotional level.
The paintings express life viewed as different sounds, colours, tones, forms - like pixels, each moment builds onto the next making up the whole. With this, the work represents a tapestry of life as a landscape of layered hues. With no beginning and no end these abstract glimpses into the infinite and expansive whole are experienced as kaleidoscopes of rich impasto colour.The colour notations in the work represent feeling ‘tones' which are also music based. By working abstractly, Stutterheime frees herself from any restraints of theme and form, but instead is inspired by the rhythms and patterns of the classical music that she listens to whilst working, and the rhythms and patterns of her own life, all of which can be seen woven into the textures and colours of her artwork. The resulting artwork is an experiential process, both in the act of creating the work and viewing it.
INFORMATION ON THE ARTIST
Born in 1958, Cape Town, South Africa, Stutterheime is largely self taught and has been painting for twenty nine years. She has participated in both solo shows and a number of group exhibitions. This includes a sell out solo exhibition in 2008 in South Africa followed by a successful group exhibition in London. Her work is collected by corporate and private collectors throughout the world.
Exhibition Dates: 23rd March - 3rd April 2009
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-8pm, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 6:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm
Venue: Eaton Terrace Gallery, 40 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8TS
Transport: Nearest Underground Station is Sloane Square
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