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Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
Strong enough to let it in
About the artist
Kerry Inkster
Kerry Inkster
My name is Kerry Inkster and I am an artist and yoga teacher living in the remote tropical city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia. The world of women swimming underwater features strongly in my work. My paintings explore the female fi...
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Acrylic on Canvas, ready to hang
Size
90x120 cm
Price
2450 € incl. vat, excl. shipping & customs
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In this vibrant burst of colours and emotion, I wielded acrylics and sprays with fervour, channelling raw expressionism into a dance of figurative contours and pop art energy. Each brushstroke is a heartbeat; together, they encapsulate resilience, a spirited homage to the strength of vulnerability. This piece invites introspection and courage, a striking conversation starter that will infuse any space with its intense vitality and spirited essence. Inspired by both the sensation of rising through the surface, and having your figure mirrored on the underneath surface of the water. One of those moments when you are unsure which is the "real" you - perhaps an opportunity to rewrite your story. Named after a lyric in Birdy's song "Let it all go". As with most of my paintings, I have painted in layers. The background uses action painting (expressionistic) techniques - pouring, dripping, splashing paint and involving my body in the painting process rather than just the using brushes. The figure was created using contemporary art, pop art techniques, stencils, and further layer of hand painting bringing the foreground and background together. My palette includes strong contrast to capture the mood of strength. Painted on a stretched canvas, the face of the painting measures 90cm x 120cm. Ready to hang and enjoy!
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About the artist
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Kerry Inkster

Kerry Inkster

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
My name is Kerry Inkster and I am an artist and yoga teacher living in the remote tropical city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory, Australia. The world of women swimming underwater features strongly in my work. My paintings explore the female figure and face through poetic symbolism, paint itself, light, colour, and personal journal. I am particularly interested in capturing feelings and in the water’s ability to foster healing, transcendence, escapism, and sanctuary. My paintings have a distinctive, bright palette with saturated tones and contrasting light, and I work predominantly in acrylic on large-scale canvases. I use Notan principles, a term derived from the Japanese language, literally means “light-dark balance.” I find it to be an excellent tool for simplifying the composition of complex scenes and to see value instead of colour. This encourages my exploration of colour, employing Paul Gauguin’s synthetist style, where I aim to synthesise three features in my work; the outward appearance of natural forms; my feelings about my subject; and the purity of the aesthetic considerations of line, colour, and form. My process involves working on each painting individually, so each one is unique in form, colour, and emotion. My paintings tread boundaries between pop art and expressionism, realism and abstraction. I strive to articulate a felt sense in physical form. My mission is to uplift women – this is the engine that fires my entire practice.
My Life had Stood - A Loaded Gun
All the light we cannot see
Hawaiian Island Doll - Extra Large
Feel a river moving in you
Afternoon swim in my Louboutin’s
Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.
Close your eyes. Clear your Heart.
Cause I am a Superwoman, Yes I am.
Just as cool as you please - Study in tone
"Little Fourteen-year-old Dancer" after Degas
Isn't it a funny thing
Strong enough to let it in
Loved you Presently
Had I the Heavens - Study in tone
I give you my hand and welcome you into my dream