Artist Anca Francesca Stefanescu interweaves the organic painting techniques of figurative art with digital geometric creations of abstract expressionism to depict the contrasts and polarities that exist in life. In her exploration of inner and outer realities, Anca invites the viewer to become a participator in the piece through their own perception. She shares how a tragic life event gave way to a peaceful acceptance of nature’s life cycle and led her to embrace oneness with herself. Anca also speaks of how the pandemic’s “pause” on normality provides an opportunity for humanity to redefine itself and to change paradigms that are no longer working.
For Patrick, art is the ritual act of healing. Throughout this pandemic Patrick has turned to art for inner development and as a form of 'medicine' to sustain the health of his mind and body. In his vibrant works, he seeks to awaken the senses and encourage viewers to connect with their wild, natural selves. Patrick shares how solitude is vital for his art practise and how he is a detective on the hunt for aesthetic beauty and resonance.