One Who Walks The Clouds
Emma O’Hara

Aug 19—Sep 5 2021

'𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐖𝐇𝐎 𝐖𝐀𝐋𝐊𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐋𝐎𝐔𝐃𝐒' depicts lush and verdant, fantasy landscapes that evoke a sense of the sublime, nostalgia and wanderlust through immersive paintings, vivid paper works and ceramic vessels. These imagined paradises exist outside of any particular time or space allowing a more visceral experience that creates a sense of reverie and suspended sensation. The work explores the relationship between desire and dreams, culminating in ferociously lucid, imaginary landscapes. The work conjures the memory of a landscape rather than a specific site. The scale of the work draws the viewer into the landscape and by proxy into the memory. The spontaneity of the marks flowing over the surface suggest movement within the landscape itself, further immersing the viewer in the fantasy. All the while, colour and abstraction are used to remind the viewer that this is a dream, a subtle gesture that aims to highlight the urgency of our current environmental crisis and the danger posed to our natural environment.

Exhibited Works

Exhibition Video | Launch Event

By Niko Salvino

Exhibition Video | Artist Statement

By Niko Salvino