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Studio Visit with LILY PRINCE


© Lily Prince for Zephyr and Maize


Studio visit with Lily Prince transports us to the world of majestic landscapes, suggesting an almost surreal experience of stepping into ethereal worlds with heightened senses, fuelled by an intention for yourself to experience recurring wavy sequences of rapid movement and stillness, of energy, cacophony of colour and light dispersed on canvas, forming and falling into illusive patterns and kaleidoscopic ornaments, and «made-ness» reflective not only of the complexity of nature, but of our place in it as an observer, a nomad and a diligent witness to the currents of times.

"I approach a place of particular interest to me with plein air drawing, which is the basis for my studio works. Returning repeatedly to specific views, I combine illusionistic space with the interpretive mark-making inherent in the abstract ordering of the chaos of nature. While my paintings are rooted in my interpretation of particular places, they combine with the memory of past spaces and future aspiration. I consider myself an explorer, studying the atmosphere of diverse spaces. My initially observational works portray the pulsating rhythms found in undulating hills, rippling fertile fields, echoing distant mountains and shifting skies. These paintings represent my visceral connection to nature, to the energy emanating from a specific evocative terrain, and my constant longing to return to it anew, like recurring waves of arrival, " - explains the artist. "My works give the viewer the sense of flying through them, hovering, as the earth shifts in subtle twists and turns. This slightly unsettling vantage point merges with vivid color, pattern and deep space to create a view of a world filled with light, hope and resurgence. "


Written and curated by Varia Serova © Zephyr and Maize

© Lily Prince for Zephyr and Maize


© Lily Prince for Zephyr and Maize


© Lily Prince for Zephyr and Maize