It’s not very often that we act as the curator of our monthly picks, after all we curate the entire gallery, but with a new year after a busy end to the year and many of our artists on holiday we wanted to highlight two particular works this January.
Monthly Picks - January by Quirky Fox
Who doesn’t love a trash panda? Particular one that is seemingly reaching out for a hug?
Tsubaki Scythe’s detailed intalgio etching showcases the playful and loveable nature of a raccoon. Or at least how they are commonly portrayed on social media.
Framing the image is an ornate frame adding depth and narrative to the work.
In addition to the work’s cute personality, this is an intricate work by a young and upcoming talent; I look forward to seeing how Tsubaki’s career progresses as she reaches her twenties and beyond.
Gillian Buckley is no stranger to detail. Her portraits are almost hyper realistic in their portrayal of even the finest peach fuzz on her model’s skin or fine cresses in their hands. Her attention to detail has carried over from her portrait work to this life like portrayal of a Union Jack.
Every fold and shadow of a canvas like material has been carefully render. Looking even closer you can see the “white stitching” joining the various colours together, even in the tiny little red snippet in the centre of the material.
The technique is this piece is mesmerising, each time I look at the work it feels like you should be able to reach through the glass and unroll a physical flag. Even the grain of the flag canvas is shown.