MAY2018/TIFFANIE DELUNE 

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INSPIRED BY THE CUTOUTS OF MATISSE AND AFRICAN TEXTILES, SHE WORKS WITH ACRYLIC, OIL, PASTELS, CHARCOAL, PENCILS, PAPERS, FABRICS, WOOL, THREADS, NETS, WOMEN’S TIGHTS, SHELLS AND PEARLS, ON STRETCHED LARGE CANVAS, ROLLS OF CANVAS AND SMALLER PIECES OF PAPER. SHARP LINES TAKEN FROM THE BELGIAN FAMILY BACKGROUND IN ARCHITECTURE AS WELL AS FANTASIES ABOUT THE MOTHERLAND REPRESENT A CONSTANT DUALITY IN HER WORK.

PAINTING HAS BEEN ACTING AS A GARGOYLE IN HER SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, GUARDING HERSELF FROM THE DEVILS OF THE MIND. SHE INTENDS TO SHOW THE HEALING POWER AND STILLNESS FOUND IN RICH COLOURS AND BOLD SHAPES WHEN FOCUSING ON THE UNEXPECTED BEAUTY OF LIFE. IN HER PAINTINGS, NATURE SERVES AS A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND STRENGTH WHILE DRAMATIC COLLAGE SHOWS PERSONAL GROWTH AND EMPOWERMENT. ONE CAN FIND A SENSE OF BELONGING THROUGH THE PAINFUL PROCESS OF DISSECTING FAMILY HISTORY IN ORDER TO REBUILD ITS OWN JOURNEY.