Orlanda Broom, Lush & Fantastical
We have commissioned Orlanda to create a two meter painting on behalf of our client.
“My paintings are lush and colourful landscapes that exist as part of a fantastical, re-imagined place. I have applied a hyper, saturated view of the world and the scenes I paint make no reference to human or animal existence. These places could be future or past as they are untouched; wild, overgrown and ripe to the point of rotten. The initial joyousness, the lure of beauty and colour is tempered by an uneasy sense of abandonment, there’s a toxicity implied in the use of unrealistic colour. I use resin, which has a glasslike finish and echoes the sappy excretions that the plants might exude. There’s a dichotomy between wanting to explore such a place and the inevitable entrapment should you find yourself there.”
Here is a video of Orlanda discussing her work. Make sure you watch it till the end to experience the fantastic time-lapse showing how the piece is created https://vimeo.com/184823474
Dec 18th, 2015