In the Flow by Gwen Anderson
Landhuis Bloemhof presents the first solo exhibition in Curaçao by Gwen Anderson.
In the Flow
Saturday, April 8, 2023.
Time: 10:30 AM,
An opening with music and poetry.
Gwen Anderson will be present.
The exhibition remains till May 13, 2023, and features a selection of mixed media artworks covering different periods of her artistic journey.
Click this link for Gwen’s profile page on Curaçao Art.
As a multi-disciplinary artist, Gwen Anderson’s work is driven by a bottomless curiosity. She has a background in science, which explains her constant urge to experiment. Gwen pushes boundaries in her use of materials and techniques, exploring the relationship between order and chaos.
The paintings in this show consist of multiple layers. In some works, Gwen uses silver leaf as a ‘clean slate’ on which colors, figures or images reflect themselves. The grids of tarnished silver leaf organize a silence onto which forms or photographic prints are placed as output from lifetime impressions. Other works are layers of encaustic, pigment, ink and shellac. The unpredictable nature of the materials and the hypnotic flame of her torch help her to disappear into a meditative, focused state as she creates.
“I intend to share the feeling of enchantment and tension that I experience in the creative process with my viewers. By layering different elements, forms and images, I aim to evoke a sense of watching things change in nature and allow the viewer to change their thoughts and memories as time passes. My pieces have a story to tell, but they are your stories, not mine.”
Journey through Art
When living in New York, In 2006, Gwen Anderson joined the Art Students League. In 2008 she moved to London, where she kept her creative rhythm flowing by joining various courses in various disciplines, such as mixed media painting, experimental drawing, fine art photography, live drawing and art history. In 2010 Gwen enrolled at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the Metropolitan University in London. Gwen later attended the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design and completed her Masters in Fine Arts (Hons), Merit in 2014. She participated in many exhibitions during her stay in London, alternating between London and Craçao.
When Gwen moved to Tokyo the following year, she immersed herself in traveling, creating art and participating in exhibitions. In 2018 she moved back to Curaçao, where she continued making art and has participated in many group exhibitions.
On April 29, Gwen will guide a workshop on the ‘pouring’ technique, which will take place at Landhuis Bloemhof.
On May 6, you are welcome to visit Gwen’s studio to get a glimpse and feel of where she experiments artistically.
The exhibition remains till May 13, 2023.
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