Simply Beautiful - Natasha Junmanee Solo Exhibition
Simply Beautiful celebrates the beauty of everyday objects and things we find in our daily life. Ordinary objects such as bowls, cups, pitchers, and cutlery, both vintage and contemporary, as well as fruits and veggies from the kitchen are put together to portray the beauty we often don’t see around us. By playing with composition and colour combinations stories can be told and ideas suggested, leaving viewers to translate it in their own way. This exhibition is focussing on capturing the beauty and simplicity that we normally overlook and rarely appreciate. It reminds us that these objects exist around us in our everyday life and wait for us to look at and appreciate them.
Natasha Junmanee is a fine art painter based in Sydney. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts (Fine Arts) from Federation University. For the past five years, she has been a finalist in numerous art prizes and has won several awards. Her works were featured in various art magazines and last year in a national television show (The Block 2019). Junmanee’s work explores the beauty of still life from objects and things around her life. She is inspired by the classical still life paintings, especially from the Dutch and Flemish schools. Her still life often incorporates symbolic objects depicting the beauty of stillness, memories, cultures, place, and time. Much of her work uses balanced composition with a sense of tranquillity. Her painting style is realism and she paints predominantly in oil using traditional technique.