Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Anita Rydygier at Dales Gallery

To interpret the creative expressions of the natural mind before we become adult, and to fuse together the child’s drawing with the adult’s vision is to comprehend art without convention or restriction, “without borders”.

Color stands at the center of human experience, human consciousness, and human expression, in fusing shape and color, I look to convey essential human experiences, essential human stories, in a way that everyone, adult and child, can recognize and understand.  Quoting Picasso, “Every child is an artist, the challenge is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, Anita worked as a textile designer, her printed textile collections were sold in Europe, the USA and Japan.  During this time Anita’s colour infused airbrush and gouache creations resulted in two solo exhibitions at The Actor’s Institute, London.

Whilst living in England, Anita also worked as a free-lance illustrator.  Commissions included Cosmopolitan magazine, Woman’s Journal magazine, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Chrysalis Records, and The Macrobiotic Association.  Private collectors include the Hon. Simon Howard at Castle Howard, York.

Anita moved from the UK to reside in Victoria, BC in 2001.  In North America Anita has selectively exhibited at her own gallery / store, WestCoast Eco Home in Fan Tan Alley, Victoria BC and at The Brill Gallery, North Adams, Massachusetts.

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