Another Great Artist Joins Mirrors Aujan Rattley

September 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm (Uncategorized)

A Previous Image from Aujan Rattley's Beautiful Anonymous Series which will be adapted for Mirrors this year

A Previous Image from Aujan Rattley's Beautiful Anonymous Series which will be adapted for Mirrors this year

The latest piece in the Beautiful Anonymous series will be showing at the Mirrors Exhibit. The images in the series symbolize the way in which modern society idolizes models and celebrities who are so detached from our real lives that they are in essence just faceless beauties; images for our admiration who we don’t really know or have any connection to.

The Artist also had the added intent of creating these faceless portraits to acknowledge how we each have a different perception of beauty. These faceless portraits become a frame upon which the viewer can place their own loved ones or even those people whom they idolize and admire.

An example of a previous Beautiful Anonymous work is above.  Below are a few other works by the creator of the Beautiful Anonymous series, Aujan Rattley.  Aujan is a graphic designer, photographer and artist, who believes in experimenting and learning various creative mediums as each has elements and techniques that help strengthen and reinforce the others.  His artistic and illustrative works therefore often have subtle design elements or seemingly photographic lighting and detail as his various creative interests meld into one another.

Aujan's other previous works

Aujan's other previous works

A collection of his works can be found at http://eternities-end.deviantart.com/

or through his freelance graphic/illustration/photography site http://www.grilph.com/

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Karin Taylor is yet Another New and Exciting Artist Proudly Supporting Mirrors

September 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm (Uncategorized)

Here is a preview of Karin's unique artist style. Her work titled Hidden Treasures will be one not to be missed at this years exhibition.

Here is a preview of Karin's unique artist style, the piece is titled Lost and Found. Herart work for Mirrors is titled Hidden Treasures and will be one not to be missed at this years exhibition.

Hidden Treasure

Golden eggs are not always easy to find

Sometimes they lay hidden in the pockets of our seams

Sometimes we have to look beyond the obvious to see

the beauty in others~ traits of kindness, compassion, nurture and

gentleness are not always obvious at first glance and

what one may perceive as a fault or weakness

may actually be a great strength.

I have been painting solidly for the past 7 years, at first it was for fun, now art is my life…it defines me, it is all that I am, and all that I aspire to be in life.  Art has helped me immeasurably through dark times and happy times…it has been the vehicle through which I learn about myself and others through introspection and the expression of that introspection is what you see…  memories from childhood illustrations in books flood my mind often and warm my heart, bringing back the fond times with my family.  You will notice I generally draw young females full of innocence and wonder, sometimes a sense of joy, other times a sense of longing or rebellion, some with haughtiness or a slight displeasure…others full of peace and contentment, some wanting to express acts of kindess and friendship.

I recently learned about the Mirrors Exhibition and The Butterfly Foundation through a friend and became interested.  I am pleased to be contributing my work “Hidden Treasure” for the first time.  In the painting I explored the use of mixed media enjoying the process of adding pieces of gingham fabric and golden thread to it that seemed to represent parts of me and my life, my early life spent out in the western township of Tottenham with the chooks.  I used the painting to explore my inner world, the child I was, through the understanding I have of my childhood with adult eyes.  I learned to love and embrace the little child within throughout the process.  My golden eggs represent special gifts and traits I recognise in myself.  This has very much been a look in the mirror.  I hope the audience finds themselves drawn to this little girl and hope that she will ultimately win their hearts and help others to find love for themselves as a child also, which was something I very much struggled with.

Thank you to the organisers of the exhibition for accepting my artwork this year, it is indeed an honour to partake.

Karin Taylor

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Mirrors is Proud to Welcome Australian Artist Laura Jones

September 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm (Uncategorized)

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Laura Jones’ paintings explore the complexity of youth and femininity, with the artist’s friends and acquaintances as subjects. The works represent a search for beauty in the unique ways young women build their identities in an emotionally transitory time of life.

YSL # 98, oil on canvas, 80 x 110 cm, 2008

YSL # 98, oil on canvas, 80 x 110 cm, 2008

A Master of Art (Printmaking) graduate of the College of Fine Arts UNSW, Laura Jones has been a finalist in the 2008 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and winner of the 2007 Mosman Art Prize Young Emerging Artist Award. In 2009 Laura was short listed for ‘Off the Wall’ Competition as part of Art Sydney 2009 and won the Coastal Arts Incentive Award at the FEHVA Arts Festival.

A selection of Laura’s works will feature in Mori Gallery’s forthcoming Mirrors exhibition including this one and two more which Laura is keeping as a surprise!

More examples of Laura’s work can be found at 19Karen Contemporary Artspace on the Gold Coast, or at http://www.laurajones.com.au

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September 7, 2009 at 2:18 am (Uncategorized)

Mirrors project

Photographic experimentation with Rhiannon Bulley and Kent for Mirrors project (www.kentjohnsonphotography.com.au). Rhiannon’s character is inspired by the ambivalent nature of Japanese dolls: Ningyo. Dolls do not age and do not become womanly. They are trapped in time and are allegorical with pubertal children suffering from anorexia who struggle in a quest for eternal childhood within the context of a burgeoning sexuality. The photographs taken will constitute a base of work for a screening that will also involve narrative, sounds and drawings (http://elodiesilberstein.blogspot.com/).

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