REDSEA Gallery presents the second solo exhibition dedicated to the fluid and hypnotizing works of American abstract artist, Lydia Janssen. The exhibition is launched in tandem with her new artist monograph, “Dance to Art”. “Dance to Art” is Lydia Janssen’s first monograph. Published by SKIRA Milan and written by Ian Findlay-Brown, it is a 20-year retrospective on her journey from Professional Dancer to Fine Artist. With roughly 80 painting images and several interviews, Findlay-Brown’s prose explores how dance and art, once separate art forms, have fed and continue to feed each other, evident in Lydia’s prolific career.
The legendary New York artist, Larry Poons, wrote the foreword, remarking on “what a natural artist” Lydia is, exciting him because of her works “point to an artist of original talent”.
In this exhibition, Lydia Janssen has been investigating the psychological phenomenon known as ‘The Spotlight Effect’. The idea of constantly being watched; under a spotlight. Regular earthquakes shake the ground, and the almost daily Balinese/Hindu ceremonies stir up the ever-present spirits. Coupled with the constant comings and goings of people, vehicles, animals, Lydia has felt a sense of frazzled movement, upheaval, and scrutiny. This finds itself onto her canvas in the form of faces and limbs tangled, mangled and flowing over one another like in an improvisational dance.
The exhibition will feature 15 ‘Spotlight’ paintings that Lydia has painted from her studio in Nyuh Kuning, Bali over the past 18 months.
Venue: REDSEA Gallery, Block 9 Dempsey Rd, #01-10 Dempsey Hill, 247697
When: 24 Apr - 3 May 2020,
By: REDSEA Gallery