Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could travel back to a time and place when some of the great master artists were just starting out? Imagine being there at the first exhibition or sales event by Picasso, Dali, Monet, Warhol, Pollock. Imagine knowing Van Gogh during his lifetime and at a time when he couldn’t sell a single painting because no one wanted them.
one hundredth gallery gives you the opportunity to be there right at the start or an artist’s career; and our next exhibition by Adriana Seserko is a perfect example.
Adriana has a masterful grasp of a number of different painting styles which she melds together to make her own. There is light and dark. Pleasure and Pain. Joy and Sorrow. Each artwork is made of incredible detail created with hundreds of hours of painting. And as a result each tells a story.
Combining contemporary and traditional motifs with a myriad of art movements, my paintings delve into the unknown, exposing every facet of the human condition. Figurative, the characters portrayed in my paintings are a projection of life in the 21st century. From the monstrous to the angelic, humanity is made up of both light and shadow. The austerities of life clash with human ideals, leaving man feeling both vulnerable and exposed. Through my art I express the triumph and decay of the human spirit, whilst also questioning the very essence of life.
Art is my soul and I could simply not exist without it. I paint so that my dreams like reality are tangible. I paint often not because I wish too but for the reason that I must. In a trance I am compelled to create, I have no control over it nor do I wish to. The rawest form of expression can be found in my paintings. Free from pretense, every sense of my being is embodied, each brushstroke a word in the story of my life. – Adriana Seserko
Genius comes in all shapes and forms, and when you see Adriana’s work in real life, you too will appreciate her genius.
We can’t (and won’t ever) promise you financial riches from the artwork that we exhibit and sell, but we can promise you riches in experience from being a part of something really special.
A Picture Tells a Thousand Words by Adriana Seserko opens at 6pm on Thursday 3 May 2012.
Please come along for a drink or two and to talk to the artist in person about her work.
The exhibition continues Friday 4 May through to Sunday 13 May 2012 and for all art lovers, it is an exhibition not to be missed.
one hundredth gallery is for everyone new to art
49 Porter Street Prahran
Open Friday to Sunday | 11am to 6pm