541 Art Space presents the work of painter Alexandra Karpin in the exhibition, In My Mind’s Eye. This unique show aims to interrogate a moment in time, portraying Karpin’s experience of memories and their associated emotions in relation to public and private spaces. These themes are addressed in the environment of her paintings through her use of colours, patterns and textures.
Based in Sydney, Karpin has completed 2 Bachelors in Fine Arts and Arts, majoring in painting, screen printing, political science and history. She went on to achieve a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of NSW, and a Graduate Diploma of Education. She has exhibited in group and solo shows, and was awarded the Moyra Dyring Studio Scholarship in Paris.
Within this exhibition she uses her paintings to examine the human condition of age and mortality, examining the extent to which these environments of awareness become increasingly oppressive and cloistered for an individual as time passes. She uses her works as vehicles to recapture the depth of beauty that can be found in her changing perception, looking at her memory through the lens of experience.
She stated that “I cannot simply view these environments as physical but rather as elements that I impact and which impact me in return”.
Opening: Friday 24 May, 6pm-8pm.