ELOQUENT SILENCE | STEFANIE TROW
COMME CA ART at the LOWRY HOTEL | The exhibition runs from 30.10.17 - 23.01.18
THE LOWRY HOTEL | 50 DEARMANS PLACE | CHAPEL WHARF | MANCHESTER | M3 5LH
Comme Ca Art is pleased to present Stefanie Trow’s latest series of paintings at The Lowry Hotel.
Stefanie Trow was born in South Yorkshire in 1982. She pursued her talent and love for art from an early age - encouraged by both parents, aspiring artists themselves. After graduating with a BA Hons Visual Arts, Stefanie spent a year travelling around the world, immersed in different cultures and meeting all walks of life, which some may view has undoubtedly influenced her art.
Stefanie has always been fascinated by the human form, using the body and face as a means to transcend her thoughts and feelings on the world around her.
Eloquent Silence is a series of work inspired by nature, the human form and the art of looking. This really came to the forefront of Stefanie’s mind since giving birth to her daughter in 2015 and the subsequent many hours spent walking around parks and being immersed in nature.
During this time Stefanie was able to rethink what was important to her and appreciate her surroundings. It also dawned on her that we rarely look up – but conversely a baby in a pram does little more than stare at the tree canopy, branches and leaves. It is only when she considered this different viewpoint that she realised the potential for new works in the natural shapes, colours and patterns that lay above.
Using these ideas as a vehicle to abstract the figure, Stefanie’s canvases have grown into a bold and vivid amalgamation of outdoor life experiences and time spent in the studio. Both figures and foliage merge and melt into one another, leaving us struggling to separate one from the other.
Stefanie wants the viewer to be intrigued, to draw them closer to the details of the work, discovering the layers of brushstrokes that have been built up to create each piece. At first the paintings appear semi abstract but if we keep looking a new world starts to take shape.
She has completed numerous private commissions, exhibited throughout the UK and most recently was asked to feature in Artist Baaba Maal’s music video “Gilli Men”. She now lives and works in Manchester.
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