Featured Artist: Clara Hallencreutz
"Prior to 2009, Swedish born Clara Hallencreutz completed a Bachelor of Photography at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. She has contributed to a number of exhibitions in Australia, China, UK, as well as Sweden. Initially Clara specialized in commercial photography, which is vividly expressed in her contemporary photographic art with its graphic expression. The tone of her artwork is amusing and carefree, featuring bold dynamic colours isolated in a clean surrounding. Often her images portray a small-scale installation of everyday objects painted with a pop artist palette. The inspiration varies and is influenced by the visual language of art movements including surrealism, geometric abstraction and pop art. Sometimes a vague influence can be distinguished and on occasion, an abstract interpretation or re-creation of an old masters work, such as Mondrian or Magritte is clear. The colours play a central role in the connection between the viewer and Clara’s work, while the object portrayed simply plays a supporting part. Shades, texture and form inject the emotional impact. Clara’s work articulates joy and energy and without being aggressive or condescending, the suggestive images inspire further conceptual exploration and imagination. Through different high end galleries, Clara Hallencreutz sells her photography signed in limited edition as exclusive plexi-mounted artworks."