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Tali Lennox

Luna Park, 2022

oil on linen
121 x 66cm
About Tali Lennox
Tali Lennox is a figurative painter whose dreamlike paintings evoke scenes of erotic and decadent chambers and mystifying landscapes seemingly from both a bygone era and a mythology of her own creation. The magnetism of the work stems from this desire to play with and explore parallels between the human and spiritual, the domestic and the universal. Elemental and folkloric tones fill Lennox’ sleek, shiny paintings that suggest the heightened drama of German Expressionists mixed with ancient symbology to give the pieces a sensitive naturalism. Her muses, both human and not, convey a beguiling blend of desire, yearning, pain and lust. There is a pervasive sense of climactic pleasure that energizes the work and plays with the sexual power of feminine energy. The bodies and creatures that inhabit the canvases do so with an ethereal and sanguine intensity that invites the gaze skin deep and beyond. Inspired in part by a continued interest in natural disasters, ancient folklore and spirit realms, Lennox ponders the miraculous enigma of the human experience as it exists within the natural world, never shying away from its beauty or its chaos. The presence of seeming turmoil in the exposed innards, submerged shipwrecks and looming volcanic eruptions are evocative of the artist's carnal probe into the energy of Eros and Psyche. The work serves ultimately as an exploration of the electric power that binds catastrophe and ecstasy, order and anarchy, love and death.