A Brightness Falls | Adriana Picker
‘A flower falls, even though we love it. A weed grows, even though we do not love it.’ Shunryu Suzuki.
In a return to botanical inspiration, this exhibition has been an exploration of colour for Sydney artist Adriana Picker. Best known for her distinctiveworks on paper, characterised by painstakingly intricate line work, Adriana has relished the opportunity to extend her practice into mixed media painting.
Retaining elements of this signature style, Adriana’s latest body of work leaps head first into a joyous new world of bold colour, movement and texture. Vibrantly lush, hyper-real foliage and flora appear almost other-worldly, in a heady palette of vivid pinks, mauves and deep aubergines.
A Brightness Falls is a celebration of Adriana's life-long passion for nature and the botanical form, seeded in early childhood by time spent in her Grandmother’s garden. The often-overlooked beauty and texture of ordinary ‘Nana plants’ - Nasturtiums, Pelargoniums and Bromeliads - is rediscovered in a bold, contemporary context.