Stephanie Tetu, Red Morning, 2013, oil on canvas, 122 x 101cm. Courtesy of artist and Richard Martin Art.
For her third solo show at Richard Martin Art, passionate artist Stephanie Tetu unveils a joyous celebration of light-filled floral paintings that enjoy the refined use of colour and stroke.
Tetu's latest body of work FOLLY – age takes in its stride a delicate approach to the vulnerable nature of flowers and leaves. At the core of the artist's work is an understanding of life's fragility and the fleeting beauty we find in the natural environment of the everyday.
"I am inspired by fragments of life, by beauty that is short lived, by the constant cycle of birth and death. My subjects illustrate this saga with a mixture of grace and drama," says Tetu, "My inspiration for this exhibition is a beautiful quote from Leonard Cohen, 'There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.'"
Richard Martin Art is delighted to invite you to the opening of FOLLY – age on the evening of Wednesday 12 June from 6-8pm.
Generously sponsored by Santa Vittoria Acqua Minerale & The Woollahra Hotel
Stay tuned for an upcoming Q&A with Tetu where she tell's Richard Martin Art about her practice, latest exhibition and plans for the future. Visit our Facebook page for more updates.