Aesthetica Art Prize longlisted artist Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas currently has work on display at Habitat’s Platform space on the Kings Road. The gallery has been transformed into an oasis of colour and vibrancy as Rejmer-Canovas’ painting installations fill the rooms. Running until 23 March, the exhibition, Colour Into Liquid Air, encapsulates the artist’s energetic practice, who is a recent graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art.
Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2013, Rejmer-Canovas takes her inspiration from the urban landscape, finding that the environment around her offers up the opportunity to observe the deterioration of buildings. For her exhibition at Platform she has been influenced by the American Abstract Expressionists and the Colour Field Painters. Consequently, she presents canvases of bold, abstract colours of various shapes and sizes. Brought together, the dozens of canvases make a a large, cohesive whole, but each piece still has a unique character, carrying moments of individual integrity.
Colour Into Liquid Air soaks up London’s colours and the vast cultural richness of the capital around her Southwark studio and in her home in Hampstead. For this project the artist has dyed canvases of linen and cotton with natural pigments, layering acrylics and oil paints over the top. The final paintings are awash with colour, transforming the walls and floors of the gallery into a vibrant landscape.
Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas: Colour Into Liquid Air, until 23 March, Platform, Habitat, 1st Floor, 208 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5XP.
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1. Image courtesy of Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas and Platform Habitat.