‘Artist Studio Series’ with Marika Varady

We are pleased to bring you the third episode of our
‘Artist Studio Series’ with, Marika Varady.

Marika Varady was due to exhibit at the gallery from April – May as a supporting artist alongside Barbara Campbell-Allen’s ‘Elemental Presence’ exhibition. Varady explains Chasm I & II artworks are paintings of hope and the promise of a new day.

Artist Notes:
Chasm stems from the incredible Australian outback landscape – the dry, parched ochre ridges and the extensive veins of browns, siennas and golden rock. There is a great quote by Joseph Campbell who wrote:

“A bit of advice given to a young Native American at the time of his initiation:
As you go the way of life,
You will see a great chasm. Jump.
It is not as wide as you think.”

Curator’s Notes:
The work of Marika Varady is anti-literal. Her forms could be plumes of flame or moving cloud formations. Her work presents nature at its most elemental and colour at its most elegiac. Reviving the centuries old tradition of using raw pigments and various oil based binders the artist makes make her own paints. This allows total control of her medium and this gives her work a glowing, almost mystical element.

Marika Varady mentions in her film, these artworks can be positioned both portrait or landscape.

Chasm I
oil and pigment on canvas
183 x 53
Chasm II
oil and pigment on canvas
183 x 53

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