Serene oval faces with soft smiles resemble the faces of the saints in ancient iconography. Yet these sculptures have a strange quality, setting them apart from anything recognizable. Oriano Galloni found the inspiration for his Silent Souls series in nature. The artist was walking in an ancient forest when he felt overcome by other-worldly presences.
In “A Cloud Took Him Out of Their Sight” shades of blue create a form that is rising. It is like a totem of light scattering the dark. The figure is soft, and its surroundings are jagged as the light is pulling him away from some deep blue place. The effect takes the viewer between—near
Refraction Phil Irish has continually explored spirituality and the human relationship with natural spaces since 2004. Mixed media, oil paint on panels, and digital elements in each of his exhibitions evolved into Trashing Mountains in 2014. This ongoing project conveys the immense presence of nature, as well as the weight and depth of its modification.
Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance. The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact. It is a painful struggle. Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life
"I Will Go Up" In Matti Sirvio’s paintings there is time and space, the movement of the soul. His paintings simultaneously celebrate the felt senses, the beauty in life, and the nature of a spiritual existence. “I think that colors and their composition are the key to all visual communication. I love connecting them, experimenting