It's been a moment since I exhibited any work, and exhibiting the project AM, the woman in the right space was vital for me to ensure that my work is displayed in a way that complements and enhances not only its aesthetic qualities but emphasises its meaning. It became crucial to look for competitions and opportunities to be able to reach the right audience.
In February 2023, I stomp upon competition that would be perfect to apply my work to.
Across 118 exceptional artworks from 118 brilliant international artists, my piece The Creator is now available to view at the Femina 2023 online exhibition organised by Gallerium, powered by Biafarin.
ABOUT FEMINA 2023 DUAL ART COMPETITIONS
is an all-medium dual art competition, presented mutually by Gallerium art exhibitions and The Book of Arts publications
Artists worldwide were encouraged to express their visual interpretation of the subject in their own artistic way. The purpose of this artist call is to celebrate International Women's Day and increase awareness about women worldwide in March 2023.
A group of winning artists, 118 in total, was selected to join the Femina international online group exhibition
Moreover, the selected artists will be published in the exhibition book "Femina", in both online and print versions, presented by The Book of Arts.
Femina means "Woman"
Femina 2023 encourages visual artists worldwide to share their artistic expression about women.
Emphasizing on UN quote for International Women's Day in March 2023, "Women of the world want and deserve an equal future, free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that is sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all."
Some focus sectors: womanhood (body, mind, soul), women's emotions, women's freedom & rights, gender equality, women in developing countries, violence against women, women's career & leadership, women in politics, women in history/science/education, motherhood, etc.
Gallerium is an integrated platform for visual art exhibitions, specializing in contemporary and modern art, featuring works by emerging and established artists from around the world.
Biafarin is a global online art marketplace that connects artists, art collectors, and art enthusiasts worldwide. Overall, the platform aims to democratize the art world by providing artists with the tools and support they need to succeed while providing art collectors and enthusiasts with access to a diverse range of high-quality artworks from around the world.
The Book of Arts is a series of contemporary art books published by "Discover the Artists" media holding and Art Publications Network. Each edition focuses on a specific subject to make a visual story of modern and contemporary art in the art world. The online version of the book will be published and circulated globally, while high-quality print versions can be ordered online and via their website directly.
50 x 70 cm
Acrylic on canvas
One of the most common interpretations of the use of painting tubes in art represents the artist's tools and materials, emphasising the creative process and physical act of painting.
In addition, the colour of the tubes also carries symbolic significance. For example, red tubes may represent passion or intensity. Here the gold tubes evoke feelings of holiness, suggesting that the artist is creating something sacred or spiritual or that they are elevating their subject matter to a higher level of importance.
The way tubes are arranged or displayed in painting also can convey meaning, such as neat and organised rows of tubes indicating precision and control. Here tubes indicate the instrument of her soul, one held like a gun, the gun of her imagination, abilities and aspirations. While the other held in her stocking, indicating the sensuality of self. Sensuality is a personal journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, and coming to terms with one's own identity.