FLORID – Ali Wood
25th October – 5th November 2017
Covered with flowers; very flowery in style; ornate florid prose florid declamations; elaborately decorated a florid interior
a : Tinged with red : ruddy a florid complexion;
b : marked by emotional or sexual fervour a florid secret life a florid sensibility
In this new body of work, popular local artist, Ali Wood, draws inspiration from the Dutch and Flemish Masters of the Golden Age. Ali’s evocative and rather spectral pieces stem from the cropped and magnified images of still lives from this period.
In adapting these masterworks Ali employs her typical chromatic and gestural energy to portray luscious and life affirming imagery.
‘As one who is excited by the prospect of painting still life and flowers, I’m always looking for new angles in which to explore the genre. For this body of work I’m revisiting the past for my inspiration and looking at the works of predecessors.’
These large-scale works maintain a baroque quality using opulent dark backgrounds and a luscious palette. Each piece is richly hued and textured with drips, runs and a juxtaposition of contrasting elements. The result is a sense of energy, movement and drama.
Ali Wood is a fine art graduate and former clothing designer who finds inspiration in the landscape surrounding her farm in Braidwood, in the Southern Tablelands. Her work recalls views of the Great Dividing Range and foggy mornings in her evocative landscapes. A keen gardener, Wood finds the flowers evolving in her garden as the seasons wax and wane inspiration, for her bold, colourful works
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Kitty Wong – Kitty[at]saintcloche.com or 0434 274 251