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Becoming

05:08:20 

Samantha Maria’ artworks take shape as blurs of emotion, growing and moving with ragged shapes and layers across the canvas, using tones to evoke a sense of emotion and time. Her new collection, BECOMING, inspired by the breakdown of communication within a relationship and emotional fallout from a breakup. The artist demonstrates a complex juxtaposition of mark makings expressing the internal process of moving on and finding yourself again,’ it is posing to demonstrate the balances of a transient nature and growth through time and reflection. 

 

Hints of cubism accompany the artist’s distinct abstract, mark-making and mixed earthy colour palette; a building, a reflection, or figure. These ghostly forms reveal the artist’s surroundings past and present, as she reflects on the disintegration of her previous relationship, single-motherhood and sudden self-isolation as a result of the pandemic; forcing an internal evaluation of self. However bleak the past there is hope revealed though colour and light, a deep sense of gratitude and anticipation, as the artist considers her time to be still and focus creativity and self growth.

 

Painting has allowed Samantha to express internal turbulence and hope for the future, and she channels this into her artworks. The artist works across the canvas in gestural strokes, in an all-over approach. Textural paint is densely applied on the canvas in parts in others lightly to real the surface below. Overlays of colour express the complexity of relationships, veneers of time and deeply entrenched paths and behaviours.

 

As such, the works become an intriguing mix of depth in layers, inviting the audience to trigger their own memories and visions. Samantha further expresses her journey of self through naming each artwork after each stage of Becoming whole again.

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Becoming

122cm x 91cm

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

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Into the Fray

122cm x 91cm

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

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Grounding

122cm x 91cm

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

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Adrift

122cm x 91cm

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas