Tanya Chaitow at Stella Downer Fine Art Gallery

Last week I caught up with Tanya and her beautiful show, ‘Moon Days’, at Stella Downer Gallery, at Danks Street, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney. I have always admired Tanya’s work, the combination of the whimsical, pictorial and the allegorical combined with a thoughtful and contemporary treatment of space and surface.

http://www.stelladownerfineart.com.au

Ambiguity and whimsy are important elements in TANYA CHAITOW’S work and her fanciful paintings and drawings blur past and present, fact and fiction, internal and external reality. Adopting a naive style, CHAITOW is able to work intuitively to capture fleeting mental states and her poetic works are charged with a powerful psychological resonance. Working with a troupe of impossible characters, often part animal part human, CHAITOW offers up a vision of her personal mythologies. Like a playwright she enlists us in imaginary worlds where we are free to reflect and fantasise.”

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‘Moonlight’, acrylic on board, 12.5 x 35 cm, ‘Last Friends 2’, ‘Last Friends 1’ , both acrylic & enamel on board, 25.5 x 18 cm

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All acrylic on board and 25,5 x 18 cm, ‘It is truth I bring you’, ‘Full Moon’, ‘New Moon’, ‘Here night time is forgotten’, ‘Preparing for your arrival’

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Both acrylic on board, 25,5 x 18 cm, ‘Time doesn’t exist’, ‘Full Moon’

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‘Tracks of tomorrow’, acrylic on canvas. 33 x 33 cm

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