Artemisia’s Galerie de la Vie proudly presents Introspective: Conscious Inner Thoughts, Desires and Sensations, a new show by Eme10 Wind and Rik Zwiers. Open 8 January 2009. Opening reception tba.
Eme10 Wind and Rik Zwiers bring thought provoking works to the new exhibition in Artemisia’s Galerie de la Vie. This introspective installation will spark the imagination and provide meaning to the experience and learning of what lies within our inner light and our dreams.
Themes of The Beacon Within is the theme for Eme10 Wind’s set of digitally produced images. They are sometimes photorealistic, other times abstract, but are all inspired by the source of light, whether a literal beacon of a lighthouse, or the more internal beacon of personal truth.
Eme10 (the “10″ part is pronounced in Spanish: diez ) grew up in Caracas, Venezuela where she became a professor or Visual Arts and Appreciation. She has taught at all levels of secondary and higher education. For this exhibition she has created imagery that will compel the onlooker to reach inside and find their own Beacon Within. Everyone has something that drives them whether it is to excel spiritually, intellectually or in their work or craft. Eme10′s work is a mix of many techniques, a mix which depicts a multifaceted reality by incorporating illustration, digital painting and graphic design. She skillfully blends them with 3D modeling, rendering and raytracing techniques. Where is your Beacon Within? Maybe you can find it while looking at Eme10 Winds digital images. Eme10 Wind explains her art and passion:
“I love to work with computer generated art, because I think it’s another way to artistic expression. To me, all of what I learned and explored in traditional arts is a familiar background to perceive and translate more of what surrounds us. Virtual worlds are amazing places in which we can expand as multiple beings, exchanging experiences and exploring ourselves. Expression in Art is multiple, and infinite, and always new. The so called ‘virtual’ field is only another dimension in which we can materialize our thoughts with less restraint and way more freedom. Art, is definitely everywhere. Whether we are aware of it or not, Art expression is like a collage of the many components of our daily lives, including ourselves.”
Rik Zwiers, from the UK, says his art “has its roots in the Celtic ‘Otherworld,’ which was a magical realm (psychic and real) said to exist alongside ours and is an interesting precursor to the multiverse concept used so frequently in modern physics and science fiction.” The theme for his imagery in this exhibit, Crossover, depicts that otherworld dimension of dreams. He refers to the series as “Dark Dreaming.” Many of the places featured in his work are, as Zwiers says, “based on real locations in the north of England and Wales where I spent most of my childhood exploring some of the most ancient and evocative landscapes in the British Isles.” Thousands of years ago there was a time when all of the Europe was Celtic and England was ruled almost entirely by Celts. Zwiers explains, “The locations in my Dark Dreaming work may be based on a real place, or just a thought or an emotion or a dream of that location. They are the Crossover between the physical places we know and love, and the semi conscious feelings they inspire in our hopes and dreams: the beacons of the mind.”
Wind and Zwiers have put together a wonderful combination of images to explore this introspective within us. You won’t want to miss this provocative exhibition at Artemisia and the Galerie de la Vie. Open to the public January 8, 2009 with an opening reception to be announced. Artemisia – Living with Art.