Dandelion Journey, 2023
Oil on canvas, float mounted and framed in kiaat
270 x 280mm
Also available as a limited edition Fine Art Print
Austen Gordon is a self taught artist, painter and maker currently based in Cape Town, where she works part time from her Woodstock studio. Austen's work explores illustrative realism, wordplay and aestheticism. She works with a range of mediums, though currently, predominantly with paint.
She is inspired by the written word, internal dialogues, juxtaposition of different worlds as well as ordinary scenes from life, such as food, architecture and functional objects.
In Austen's words:
My inspiration for this collection of paintings comes from the traditional style of botanical illustration, the obsessive cataloguing and documenting of the natural world, the neat rows of pinned creatures under the collectors lamp, pulled out from the archives.
Here, the subjects are set against a deep, almost velvety background, as if they have emerged from a hidden world...
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