Inspired by Matisse and the French technique of “coupe gouaché” (cut gouache), Anthea's 'Rainbow Lovers' series mixes old techniques and inspirations with her contemporary lines and organic shapes. The combination of antique gold leaf inclusions with patina effects blends powerfully with flashy pop colours.
Shapes and colours sing in melody with abstraction and figurative touches, telling a story of light and dark, that brings innovation within the Matissean dream and continuity.
The following song lyrics aptly capture the spirit of Anthea’s new series:
"The rainbow is a path. It leads from dark to light and from light to dark, It leads to your imagination, If you open your mind, you'll find your dusty rainbow from the dark." ~ Dusty Rainbow From The Dark – Wax Tailor
“In this way, the series of eight works are all parts of the same rainbow and create the complete picture of infinity beyond physical borders,” explains Anthea.
“The silhouettes are mysterious and faceless. Tender love is the underlying theme where one shape is bound together by a patchwork of different pieces. An emotion of intimacy and confidence prevails in the whole body of work as it moves through different environments.
“Rainbow Lovers is a reminder that moments happen only once. It is about the important things in life which we have moved away from, and of our mission to bring together all the elements within and around us to make us whole again.” – Anthea Missy
“She asked him if he understood the uniqueness of his life, "She explained that moments happen only once, "Like an hourglass, turned over, not able to be turned again "She said, "we are given a life to experience To feel, we must be present in these moments..." ~ Like An Hourglass – Wax Tailor
Good To Know: Artwork is shipped directly from the artist's studio, accompanied by a CoA (Cert. of Authenticity) issued by the artist.
About The Gallery
Addicted is an art gallery founded by an Australian “Mr” (Blair) and “Mrs” (Elena) living in the buzzing metropolis that