Settled Storms:: Artist’s Statement
The structures of Rdest’s paintings are informed by an exploration of life forms and their component parts. Indexical marks left by bursts of energy are the starting point.
The works are then built up in layers with each layer being a response to the one below; all layers are translucent and visible at the same time. The shapes and patterns are inspired by sound waves, clouds, particles and cells on a microscopic level. The point of departure for these works is growth and decay; cellular division and multiplication.
Rdest’s paintings create spaces in which the viewer can encounter the recesses of their own mind; using a language drawn from natural forms and elements. She facilitates encounters with memories; suggestions and implications without representation or narrative. // Aleksandra Rdest
Title Quote // D.H. Lawrence