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Andrea Soos is well known for her playful abstractions that combine creative mark-making, patterning, and gestural application of colour. Working with a fresh modern palette, Soos’ paintings allow the viewer to freely journey around the canvas, enjoying the twists and turns of her engaging compositions.
Soos works intuitively across each canvas, creating unexpected and tactful brushstrokes in her process-driven practice. Although she may not know the outcome of the piece when she begins, the artwork evolves as a visceral and therapeutic practice, driven by music and song lyrics. Viewers of Soos’ work connect with the many visual entry-points and feel at liberty to apply their own experiences and history to the marks on the canvas.
Soos lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia, where she also trained for her BFA. Soos’ work has been collected across Canada and in the USA, and works to release new series’ of artwork year-round.
Natalie Brake’s abstract paintings come from a place of multiple identities: her mixed heritage of East Indian, Newfoundlander and Mi’kmaw First Nation, in combination with her artistic credentials in dance. Her desire for pure expression flows in a visual language that simultaneously evokes vibrancy and serenity, resembling characteristics of her main source of inspiration: nature. Having often felt like an outsider due to the diversity of her ethnic and creative backgrounds, she finds her sense of self and home in nature, and communicating this comfort through art.