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Crisp Magazine – September 2013
Full link to magazine interview and images here.
Isn’t it incredible how light has the ability to change ones appearance and character completely? The illuminated service station you purchased a packet of gum at this morning seems much more dire past a certain time, and all of the creaks and squeaks that seem to rest in between your walls during the day find satisfaction in giving you the heebie-jeebies in the early hours of the morning, are two ideal examples of this. But when Melbourne artist Adriane Strampp exposed the overcast, murky surroundings we recognise in our daily lives on canvas, she determined that beauty truly can be seen – even in the darkness.
Strampp had always been interested in filling in the gaps; her childhood consisting of colouring books and dazzling presentations – the young creative often paying little attention to the written aspect of her assignments. Her correlation with hues and shades is evident in her exquisite oil paintings; a traditional art form Strampp is determined to preserve. “There’s sensuality to painting unlike drawing, printmaking or working digitally,” she states, “which tend to be more technical, and often employ harsher methods and materials.” The fluidity, tactility, and versatility of painting are three elements that Strampp has found herself falling in love with.
There’s something admirable and humble about the way Strampp connects with her individual pieces. Every morning, after picking up a take-away coffee, Strampp spends ten minutes simply observing her work before continuing to paint. She believes that time is needed to reconnect. The mood upheld in Strampp’s elegant paintings is a true indication of the frame of mind as preserved by the artist. Her art is a true indication of her awareness of the world that surrounds her and its alluring splendour, as seen through her visionary eyes. For more information on Adriane Strampp, don’t hesitate to visit adrianestrampp.ignitestaging.com.au.