Fiona Ackerman‘s paintings are playful and engaging and in her most recent work she’s turned inwards – to the very heart of an artists life, the studio. In these almost photo – realistic compositions Ackerman focusses her eye on papers, paints, sketches, studies and other paraphernalia that one would typically find in an artists workroom.
It’s a conceit that works well – all the bits and bobs carefully arranged and then painted – a series of still lifes that give you a look into what seems to be her private place. But only so far. For the fact is the truth she presents is artificial, a construct cleverly reinforced by the style she has adopted for the series. So, while you may think you’re viewing a series of still life paintings you are infact being pulled into a realm that lifts the ordinary into the extraordinary, truth into fiction, reality into an imagined place.
This is from the statement on her site:
While Fiona’s work is diverse in style, it is deeply rooted in the practice of painting. Whether working on a wild abstract piece or a delicately rendered portrait, her approach is at once playful and meticulous. Through her painting, Fiona is continually reinventing the way she represents her world, her environment and the places of her imagination.
Fiona Ackerman’s next show ‘Expeditions Through the Mirror’ can be seen at The Galerie Steinrötter, Rothenburg 16, Münster, Germany from 17th November, 2012 – 9th January, 2013
Via It’s Nice That
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