Joy Wolfenden Brown, 'Poem'

Ani­ma Mun­di is delight­ed to present Poem’, a solo exhi­bi­tion of new paint­ings by Joy Wolfend­en Brown tak­ing place on two floors of the gallery.

This collection of exquisitely intuitive and intimate, small and larger scale oil paintings are imbued with the artists renowned sensitivity to absorb the physical and metaphysical world that surrounds and precedes the present moment. Evocations of fortitude combine with vulnerability resting beneath an ethereally layered and unmannered, yet luminous oily surface. The ritualistic painting process flows continuously from the artists' subconscious, as a visual reflection of deep felt experience and emotion, simultaneously confronting whilst offering the viewer comfort through the sharing of a profound and fragile truth. Figures often appear awkward, perhaps guarded, as if attempting to close the breach created through the wide eyed protagonist, offering a unique and singular window in to the soul of the subject, the artist and in turn, ourselves.
Drawing Painting