Keren Meguira

Abstract Feelings

Movement, Colours and Implosion.

15 January - 4 March 2018

 

LIBRARYLondon and PoptArt Gallery are thrilled to present French artist Keren Meguira.

 

 

Closing party 22 February 2018 7-10pm

 

Live performance “When the Arts meet each other: Dance, Music and Painting”

 

The statement behind this performance is simple and expresses the connections between the arts and how they can influence each other during the act of creation:

 

Dancing within the transparency of the canvas, painting within the transparency of the canvas and guided by the vibes and waves of warm Indian a cappella singing.

 

Painting

Keren is a self-taught artist currently living and working in London. She has an academic background in law and art history and uses her multi-disciplinary set of skills to create and appreciate art. 

 

By encompassing the abstract form, Keren intends to express what cannot be pictured.  Her brushstrokes are not premeditated and are guided by the creative impulsion her emotions generate.

 

Dance

Hannah Shields is a classically trained dancer. Her current practice centres on modern dance and the teachings of Graham and Ailey. She is also the co-founder of Liver and Lung Productions, where she fuses her passion for dance with theatre and choreography.

 

Music

Satvi Vepa is a vocalist classically trained in South Indian classical (‘Carnatic’) vocals. She has been singing since the age of 5 and in her spare time she continues to learn more about her interest in the art form through her exposure to and training from senior artists and authorities based in India.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

 

Keren is a self-taught artist currently living and working in London. She has an academic background in law and art history and uses her multi-disciplinary set of skills to create and appreciate art. 

 

By encompassing the abstract form, Keren intends to express what cannot be pictured.  Her brushstrokes are not premeditated and are guided by the creative impulsion her emotions generate.

 

Trusting her connection with her paintings, Keren paints in layers often destroying what she had completed just moments before. She repeats this process as she believes the painting itself will guide her to the finished product. 

 

Keren’s “puzzle” paintings intend to play with the form of canvas and invite the freedom of assemblage. These artworks provoke audiences to think "outside the box" and that there is more than one way to picture ideas, life and society.

 

Keren chooses to paint on the floor as it allows her to become part of her paintings when she shifts her positioning around her work. She utilises various mediums such as resin, enamels, acrylic, oil and such materials as broken glass, wax, plastic and tissue to produce the effects unique to her work. She uses sticks and knives as tools instead of her brush to enable her flow of paint.