Anne Walbring’s Beauty and
São Paulo, April 19th, 2016
There’s something uneasy about Ms. Walbring’s works. Maybe the very first thing that will catch your eye on her current cycle of paintings are the plentiful use of color – a particularly new choice for those who know previous works of hers.
Ms. Walbring paints doll-like impossible redheads, always dressed in colorful garments. But something’s out of place there. Their sight has been lost on the horizon – or they cannot see at all – and their lips won’t let you glimpse even a splinter of a smile. It feels not as if they were frozen in time, as in a photograph, but rather as if time itself has been frozen in an unending autumn on those women’s eyes.
As one stops looking and begins to observe, it all begins to make sense. Details unveil whatever brought that uneasy feeling. The permanent lighting of a cloudy day; the sober colorfulness; the half-burnt candles and the retorted trees on the background. Dolls and their button eyes. Objects out of place. Nature is all around, but as much as they’re not hostile, they seem far from bringing good omen – crows, dragonflies and sad humming birds.
Ms. Walbring’s works have the power of opening a window to a sensitive world, brings one to the singularity of now, where only emotions matter and they are clean from all noise of daily life. Their world is a world of sorrow, melancholy and the emptiness of loss, but it somehow whispers emphatically to your senses that there is beauty even there.
Anne Walbring is a visual artist and street photographer based in Brazil and exhibited abroad. Graduating in Visual Arts by the University of Belas Artes São Paulo.
Has worked for years as jewelry designer, studied fashion design and psychology.
With an intense need of creation she finds inspiration in old memories, dreams and literature.
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