Klara is an emerging artist who is fairly new to the art world. Klara works in a colourful neo-pop cartoon style with the aim of making the viewer laugh. In the series she has provided to exhibit with us she celebrates the "Sea of Life" through the wonderful biodiversity of our local rock pools.
"Art gave me something to do, some purpose to my time. I like the creativity and imagination of art. I like the stories you can tell with art and being able to use humour as part of that storytelling. I use humour in my art because I like art that is funny, little comics and things that make you laugh out loud. A lot of environmental art is negative and doom and gloom when focusing on climate change and I wanted to put a positive spin on it.
I always doodle. I like the bright colours and I wanted a medium that could give me the brightest happiest colours, which brought me to colour pens, markers and also watercolours. I like the watercolours because you can mix paint on the paper and never quite know how it’s going to turn out so it’s always original. Especially when you don’t know exactly what you want to do because you can start painting and see what it turns into. My interest is in the environment, specifically native and local flora and fauna. I am hoping that by bringing local knowledge into this context people will learn their names and be able to go back out into the world and recognise the significance of the plants and animals around them."
Klara's art brings so much fun and life into the gallery, from Blondie songs to parody she provides it all. Her art makes us laugh every day we look at it and it is such a pleasure to have on our walls.
We are so pleased to be displaying Belinda's work in our gallery and as part of our Sea of Life exhibition.
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