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Announcing Ester Poyas’s Exhibition “Expressions and Emotions”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Expressions and Emotions by Ester Poyas on August 26 (Sat) and 27 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

In 2016 Ester Poyas completed a Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia.
It was during this final year that she developed a project in response to the photographic portraits of the participants in the work of Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present. The photos taken of each of these participants show a range of emotions, including being brought to tears. By appropriating these photographs, it was her intention to capture the expression, and/or emotion portrayed, rather than making a direct copy of the photographic images.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

My intention is to marry portraits, sourced from photographs, with recycled Japanese textiles, referencing the Wabi Sabi philosophy of impermanence and imperfection. The aim is to capture the spirit of the expression, rather than to render an exact duplication of the image.

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Ester Poyas “Expressions and Emotions”
Date: August 26 (Saturday) and 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:30, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 26th (Sat), starting at 16:30.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists, will be also held on the same dates.

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Exhibition View

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Ester Poyas

Ester Poyas (Australia) Residence: August 2017

In 2016 Ester completed a Graduate Certificate in Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia.
It was during this final year that she developed a project in response to the photographic portraits of the participants in the work of Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present. The photos taken of each of these participants show a range of emotions, including being brought to tears. By appropriating these photographs, it was her intention to capture the expression, and/or emotion portrayed, rather than making a direct copy of the photographic images.

During her residency she will explore the possibilities of using recycled Japanese kimono textiles as an integral part of the presentation of these portraits, which are painted on muslin, using watercolour and traditional Japanese ink.
She will also explore what she calls ‘the moving line’. An abstract series of images using line and colour to give the viewer the impression of movement.

In the past 12 months Ester has exhibited at the Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, the Graduate Certificate Group Show at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and the Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford.

– Ester Poyas’s website

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