Shiryn Wynter

MA Fine Art Interim Show

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My practice is about escape. Painting these pieces creates an escape into another world for both the artist and the viewer. These worlds are imaginary and dreamlike, potential Utopias where the possibilities are endless. Imagining how we would want the world to be. Creating places where people may like to escape to. Where we all escape to in our heads especially in the current situation. The paintings are fragments and glimpses of a place and time better than our own. Paintings to communicate a fluid dreamlike imagery using vivid bright colours and expressive brushwork. Making richly coloured distorted fables bringing a dream to life. The work lets the audience Imagine twilight magical hours where things can immerge. Changing worlds by creating portals into the imagination by creating dreamlike narratives that seem almost under water. Making art that means something to the audience and making paintings that have the feeling that other worlds are possible. The work transports you to another world, a magical portal where anything is possible. Enabling the viewer to feel they can almost step into the painting. Looking evokes memories, nostalgia, emotion, transports you to another place. We all need that, now more than ever.