MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – May 18, 2017 / - Tasmanian artist Athalie Taylor has been invited by Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to show printed works from her recent on-line Abstract “Solo Exhibition” awarded through Light, Space and Time. The exhibition runs from June 23 – July 6 2017.
Born in Ballarat, Victoria Athalie has lived in Tasmania since 1970. Originally trained in the textile and clothing areas, she later completed art qualifications leading to a change of direction in her teaching career. More recently she has embraced photography leading to her passion, digital art.
Athalie is excited and motivated by art that included simple lines, geometric shapes that may be straight, curved, and those that meander through the piece, circles, and any patterned works, especially textured pieces. She is drawn by strong colours, simple compositions, unusual ideas and aspects. Many artists inspire her including Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Hans Hoffman and others.
She uses her camera in unexpected non-conventional ways and is constantly forcing it to do what she wants, to get the starting point she needs for an artwork. The subject can be out of focus or taken pin sharp, it all depends on what she is trying to achieve at the time. Some effects are achieved in the camera while others are developed and created in post processing.
Often there are different versions of the same subject melded together to make the piece. Ideas develop and grow within the creation of the piece; she often gets lost in the process and when she’s done wonders how she finally reached that point.
On the more graphic side of her art she explores shapes; circles, lines, angles, triangles, all kinds of forms. She often distorts and manipulates sections or all the piece. Often the graphic creations are added to the photographic idea, other times they stand alone.
She draws, she photographs, she designs, she creates, just for the love of it; the pure joy it gives her every day.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to exhibit my work at the Brunswick Street Gallery,” commented Athalie. “My purpose as an artist is to create art that will brighten and lift the spirits of the viewers. I am honored to participate in an event which aligns so closely with my personal goals of promoting emerging and established artists”.
Athalie has shown her work in several exhibitions, including her first solo exhibition (Cities) in 2015. More recently she was awarded an online solo exhibition through Light, Space and Time. That work can be viewed from the following link https://tinyurl.com/https-www-athalie-taylor.
Athalie’s work has been published in several issues of “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine including a double page spread covering her first solo exhibition in 2015. More work has been shown in the "Artists Down Under - Australia and New Zealand" magazine.
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