Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Introducing Virginia Lukei - Artist

Virginia wandered the seductive jungles of fiber and mixed media on her way to the land of Oil Painting.  Reluctant to commit life-long to oils, Virginia is nonetheless drawn to them.  "Art Meets Fashion" marks a return to fabric while remaining entrenched in the painting medium.

Debby and Larry Kline, independent curators and political artists in San Diego, comment on her current work which revolves around the depiction of parallel universes:

“Virginia Lukei’s images are full of dualities. Figures appear to be floating and transcendent within the confines of the pool. Reflections and refractions fragment the bodies yet their immersion in the pool also hints at a womblike and peaceful state. The figures are unified by shared environment, yet, with strangely limited physical contact, they carry a sense of isolation. This causes the viewer to focus on the spaces between the figures, which become equally substantive, creating a universe intimate and infinite, cosmic and corporeal.”


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