A photo Essay by Sharon Angelia and Ivan Teguh Santoso
An exploration of female sexuality.
featuring designs by
Ghostbird + Swoon is hosting the Launch of Skingraft Design‘s latest collection.
Friday the 28th from 6-10pm at our space in Bali: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 75 a , Sanur
SEX IN THE GARDEN
a solo exhibition by Naomi Samara opens this December at Ghostbird + Swoon
‘Sex In the Garden’ dissects Beauty and Desire; Viewed by the artist as illusory characters that live within layers of changeable truths.
Naomi Samara is a visual artist known to use her own image as a starting point. With a mirror, she assumes the role of an observer. Naomi applies layers of translucent paint on canvas, compartmentalizing her own form into dripping, unruly shapes that portray inner realities.
‘Sex in The Garden’ was birthed through a realization that what she was attempting to find within is abundant in nature. Perishable flora display intricate structures and expose raw sexual vulnerability. She sees the drive of attraction as being displayed openly in flowers thus making it the closest and most honest form of beauty.
‘I see the flower as me turned inside-out. The core is revealed on the surface while the inevitable layers of truths that accumulate over time remain underneath.’
Naomi allows the foreign structures to organically transform through a series of uninhibited brush strokes that create figurative and abstract ‘beings’. The outcome does not portray an idealized beauty, but exposes the all-encompassing gravity of its search.
Naomi Samara is a self taught artist, curator and stylist based in Bali, Indonesia. Sex In The Garden was created during her 2016 summer artist residency on Orcas Island, Washington.
Please join Ghostbird + Swoon at the opening event on Saturday the 10th of December, from 5pm – 9pm.
Exhibition duration: 10.12.2016 – 24.12.2016
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