"Sky Landscapes 2010-2012"

"Sky Landscapes 2010-2012"

Artist:TEODORA PICADate :  February 1 to March 8, 2012Catalog link : click here

An enigmatic spirit pervades Teodora Pica’s landscape paintings. They intrigue and entice, as if drawing you to sit under one of her shady, shadowed trees and meditate over her colourful skys.
When accepting the invitation, you are in for both pleasure and challenge. Sheer pleasure in experiencing the vibrant, sensuous colours, colours that in the artists' words “sizzle” and “vibrate” over cooler, darker sections that serve as punctuations of calm.
The instant attraction to things pleasurable masks these paintings’ complex, underlying meanings. The paintings are not so much representations of existing landscapes (Pica takes photos but uses them as rough guides only), but of mysterious, psychic spaces belying memories and moods.  Pica creates a momentary, delicate balance between things tangible - typically clusters of shadowy trees anchored amidst more fluid expanses of earth and sky - and   imaginative. You ask yourself if  you  are contemplating mindscapes or landscapes.

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