Victoria Miro, Venice is currently hosting an exhibition of works titled “The Sea and The Mirror” by artist Celia Paul.
The show features portraits and waterscapes that provide an insight into the artist’s thoughts related to mortality, spirituality, time, and transience. Paul’s creations are a manifestation of her intimate connection with the subject matter. A calming quietness which is contemplative and moving pervades her paintings.There is an inherent spirituality that is felt through Paul’s representation of people and locations.The artist’s primary subject was her mother from 1977 to 2007 she then started painting her sisters and close friends. North Devon is a subject that is looked at in this exhibition. Paul went back to this place to study for “The Sea and The Mirror”. The selection of works on display sheds light on the artist’s attempt at natural elements capturing water and air along with the moment in its entirety.
Image: Installation view, Celia Paul: The Sea and The Mirror