Patterns At Play: Kirra Jamison

20 Feb

I’ve always been interested in the interplay between color and pattern, how each effects the other and the visual impact both can have, even in small doses.  Australian artist Kirra Jamison’s works are a beautiful, modern mastery of both.

Love Me Two Times IV, gouache, ink, pen and vinyl on paper 76x56 cm

Her warm and pure palette allow her compositions to pop against neutral backgrounds.  Saturated, cut-out like shapes call to mind the collages of Henri Matisse, though Jamison’s compositions tend to be a bit more complex and detailed.  But anyone whose work reminds me of Matisse is an automatic fave!

Willow Weep, gouache and vinyl on paper, 160x114 cm

Some of her pieces, such as Willow Weep ( above ) are a delightfully dizzying kaleidoscope of color and detail.  I am drawn in by the playful patterns of color, then enchanted by the surprises that await.

Belong to me (after Deluany,) acrylic, gouache, pen on canvas 220x183 cm

Patterned backgrounds in works like Belong To Me ( above ) appear, upon first glance to be a symmetrical repeat,  but each element is revealed to be unique.  It is amazing how our eyes fool us into thinking that all are the same.. there is something poetic in that, isn’t there?

Love Me Two Times V, gouache, ink, pen and vinyl on paper 76x56 cm

Cherry Blossom, acrylic, gouache, pen and vinyl on canvas 152.5x132 cm

To see more of Kirra Jamison’s work, please visit her website.  Thank you to Tamara Lynn Photography for introducing Artsy Forager to this artist!

Featured image is Cut Out V, vinyl on paper, 57×38 cm.  All images are via the artist’s website.

7 Responses to “Patterns At Play: Kirra Jamison”

  1. 365dots February 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Beautiful! Willow Weep is simply stunning!

  2. patience February 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    i think i posted about the weeping willow style pieces at one point but i’m looooving the other stuff! especially the first image

    • Lesley February 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

      The first one is my favorite, too, Patience. The colors and forms are so luscious!

      Cheers!
      Lesley

  3. Lacey Kalivoda Wheatley February 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I wish these patterns were fabric to use on the dresses I’ve been making!

    • Lesley February 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      Her work would make stunning textiles!

  4. 35andupcynicismonhold February 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    hello, artsy forager,

    her works seem to reach out but they do not assault the senses. detailed yet subdued… ^^

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