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Joanna Vymeris
title Threads of Time I
#size 32cm x 38cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 7500/-
title Branches for Oberon
#size 38cm x 47cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 10000/-

title Branches for Tatania
#size 38cm x 47cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 10000/-

title Branches for Puck
#size 38cm x 47cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 10000/-
title Winter II
#size 27cm x 37cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 7500/-
title Winter III
#size 27cm x 37cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 7500/-
title Itoshima I
#size 64cm x 128cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 80,000/-
title Itoshima II
#size 78cm x 104cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 75,000/-
title:Midsummer Memories I
#size 127cm x 123cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 50,000/-

title Threads of Time I
#size 32cm x 38cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 17,500/-

title Threads of Time II
#size 37cm x 57cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 27,500/-

title Winter IV
#size 81cm x 74cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 15000/-
title:Midsummer Memories II
#size 84cm x 58cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 27,500/-
title Branches for Midsummer
#size 84cm x 58cm
Mix Media on canvas
price: Rs 27,500/-
As a painter, Joanna Vymeris combines delicate strokes, soft textures, muted tones and flowing line to create atmospheres that resonate with poetry. She intuitively juxtaposes forms and structures, introducing elements of figuration into abstract spaces. These are dream landscapes; contemplative spaces inhabited by persons and places from memory as well as history. The series of works compiled in 'Woven Roots of Dreams' reflects a mingling of the real and imaginary, abstracting experience to generate picture planes that are both visual and tactile. The works are her means of telling stories; they represent journeys both into her inner and outer worlds, framed by configurations of the past and present.
For the artist, painting is something she has always turned to as a means of exploring ideas and creative trajectories. Her practice as a performer and circus artist runs parallel to her exploration as a painter and printmaker. She navigates the complexities of time and space as she moves between the two streams, with similar references and expressive forms appearing in both. A symbiotic relationship has developed between the two, one feeding into the other organically, inspirationally so. Her practice has also evolved through a deep engagement with art history, which has influenced her choices as an artist.
The bare trees featured in a number of the works seem symbolic of the cycle of time, a proposition of change and the promise of spring yet to come. The sense of isolation, and the notion of a pause, reflects an innate response to oriental aesthetics. Part of the series of works references her time at a residency in Japan, while she continues to work towards the creative exploration of her upcoming production, The Midsummer Night's Dream. She builds a body of work to accompany each theatre production she develops.
Through the application of varied mediums: painting, printmaking, collage, and mixed mediums, Joanna elaborates narratives that are both private and universal. Her paintings reveal and obscure; she uses evocative devices of layering paint with stains and print transfer, creating imagery that draws the eye inward. The enchanted, dreamlike spaces beckon the viewer, leading him/her into unknown spaces that appear as the meeting point of various thoughts and emotions. The works resonate with the sense of the other, a distant place, echoing with the richness of the undefined. Joanna maps personal and collective history through her works, often utilising factual and fictional references, texts and photographs, placing them as tangible clues in the reading of her work.
Joanna has developed a distinctive language that merges the essence of landscape, figuration and experimental layering of image and script. The images seem to metamorphose before one's eyes, portraying shifting landscapes of the mind, isolated from the humdrum and chaos of the world. There is peace, calm and silence here.

Lina Vincent

Art Chamber
Galeria de Belas Artes
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Woven Roots of Dreams

Joanna Vymeris
from 27th Oct - 9th Nov 2017