I have always loved the work of Melbourne artist Isolde, since I had my first sighting in a Melbourne laneway in Fitzroy.
I remember it was a paste up of an older gentleman, the piece was a bit worn by the weather, but that made it look even more appealing.
So get down to Off The Kerb Gallery and support an amazing Melbourne artist “ISOLDE”, and while you are there say hi to my good friend Shini.
I’ve always been drawn to portraiture; I feel that in attempt- ing to capture the light in someone else we ignite an urge in our own selves – to connect, understand, be moved. I feel that by engaging with art in the form of portraiture we are able to find new ways to navigate ourselves, and for a moment become part of someone else’s narrative too.
I’m interested in drawing people who look like they have a story to tell. I’m captivated by strong, weathered faces or characters who seem lost In thought; I enjoy the idea of people engag- ing with these portraits and finding their own interpretations.
For the last 5 years or so I’ve been pasting my work directly up onto Melbourne streets under the moniker Isolde. I love the creative freedom and sense of community street art en- courages; I also enjoy the juxtaposition of merging fine art and graffiti directly.
I hope to create through my work a sense of what binds us together – the light in all of us.
What: The Light In Us
Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood
When: March 3rd from 6pm
Facebook event here