About Claire Stening
On one hand, Claire’s paintings offer perfect illusions of reality, rendered out of the play of dark and light, with extraordinary attention to detail and colour and an exactness that seduces our eye to believe that we can enter the depth and dimension opening within the flat picture plane.
In themselves they are beautiful things. At the same time, however, the paintings contain reminders of beauty of the everyday. Although the work’s titles sometimes hint at a possible narrative framework, most often it is our own memories that her work will evoke. Stening takes seriously her role as an artist, which is to focus our vision and alert us to the beauty of the objects with which we have shared our lives.
Not surprisingly Claire prefers the genres of portraiture and still life to capture and crystallize moments in time and reveal layers of meaning not immediately evident.
Through her paintings, Claire invites us to stop and see the smaller picture, to cherish the special experience of ordinary things.
Achromatic – new paintings by clairestening
Preview Thursday 15th November 12-7pm
Opening Friday 16th November 6.30-8.30pm
Open Saturday 17th November 11-5pm
Open Sunday 18th by appointment
52 Kensington Road South Yarra 3141 Victoria
Phone 0419 376337
Works can be purchased on receipt of this invitation – enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org