Katie Young and Zsandor Burai have a show coming up at Dome Gallery. This is my first glimpse of their work and I’m liking their style a lot. The preview shots look great, this looks like a great show. The show opens this Thursday the 14th of March from 6-8pm.
Mangam Linea explores the coexistence between pleasure and pain, intimacy and loneliness, self and God, light and dark, good and evil, life and death. The masculine meets the feminine to infuse all of the elements, exposing the fine line and creating a beautiful agony.
“I paint, I draw, I write, and I photograph the world around me. I am inspired by the beautiful, the ugly, the evanescent. I am forever striving to emulate the wonder and fragility which the subject emits. Exploring the intangible and indescribable, to try and pin down the mystery of nature and of oneself…always slightly out of reach.”
Katie Young was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. She works predominantly in oils and watercolour. Her work is almost always a collection of portraiture or figurative work exploring the notion of sexuality, identity, and spirituality.
Zsandor’s paintings explore the relationship of self and identity between the existential and the spiritual realms. Investigating their relevance by means of variable echoes, defining the line between reality and the dreamworld, and the self being perceived through the eyes of others. His subjects often at first glance appear confident and alluring with his use of bold line, but on closer inspection these characters are vulnerable in intricate detail and keeping close guard of the fragility that lurks within.”