Tjaša Iris IN THE PRESS
The colors leap out! New exhibition at Gallery116
Artists Suntree Niran, left, and Tjasa Iris, right, with one of Tjasa's large canvasses
The new art exhibition at Gallery116 on Charoen Muang Road close to the Nawarat Bridge is entitled “Nouveau Expressionisme”. Despite the grammatical error in the French title, and semantics apart, we have here a marvelous display of fresh stimulating artistry where, as Slovenian artist Tjasa Iris put it, the colors leap out at you. And this they most certainly do. The exhibition focuses on four artists – Bhensine Nilavadhanananda, Eng-on Homsuwan, Tjasa Iris and Suntree Niran.
Tjasa Iris, Slovenian born and bred, is on an extended visit to S. E. Asia and she has already had a significant exhibition of her work in
vivid painting of the entrance to her home in Doi Saket.
The colors certainly do leap out but in a carefully balanced manner so that they envelop and warm rather than dazzle. The use of orange, yellow and blue in two of her large canvasses is very attractive and in her largest frame, the purple with yellow and a little blue is quite overwhelming in its imposing and grandiose creativity. Tjasa herself, much influenced by the southern German and Viennese schools of art, spent time in
Bhensine Nilavadhananonda also went to
Eng-orn Homsuwan, now a regular exhibitor in Chiang Mai since she moved to Doi Saket from
In all, the exhibition, open until February 12th 2555, is both relaxing and meditative – there is no finer way to spend a few minutes than to sit on one of the comfortable seats and allow the colors to wash over you, absorbing their lush and effervescent hues – as one poet once wrote “what is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” – this could not be a more apt slogan for this imaginative and inspired display, which incidentally is also supplemented by some other attractive art work by local artists. The gallery is open daily (except Mondays) from 10.00am until 6.00pm. Phone 053 302 111 for more information.
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KOPER > Inviting gardens in the magical realism of painter Tjaša Iris at the Meduza Gallery
Healthy mind in the crimson of fire
“Soft, warm, alive, gentle, yellow like straw, yellow like the flame of matches, it enters through the open window without you knowing where it comes from…” Thus the Nobel prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio describes in his poem L’Inconnu sur la terre the sensing of light, the kind that emanates currently from the Meduza Gallery in Koper and in which the paintings of Tjaša Iris are bathed.
In this most beautiful of lights, the colours produced by Tjaša Iris have acquired a different kind of sparkle, quivering and unclear, such that the viewer, who stands before it after coming in from the grey outdoors, is at first gently blinded by yellow, green, pink, purple and red. Timeless moments of absolute peace are captured in magical realism. It seems as if photographs have been fused into commemorative painting that has melted onto the canvas from a daydream.
“In today’s chaotic world, where there is no longer time for soothing gazes and pauses for breath, these timeless spaces are a luxurious oasis of peace and happiness, packed with joy and energy. Is this perhaps a deliberate altering of reality, or is Tjaša’s world really like that? Her positive attitude to life, which becomes a true veneration of physical reality, can be sensed in all her paintings. They bring to mind electromagnetic recordings that glow before us, drawing us in and linking us invisibly. They belong to us, they suck us into them and become part of us even before we are aware of it” writes exhibition curator Tatjana Sirk of her experience of seeing the paintings, which bear the titles Poppy Field, Trulli, Garden, Capri and Blue Palm, in her accompanying text for the exhibition.
Her acrylics on canvas,
sometimes also on jute, are full of images from the real world, painted in a
way that has nothing in common with possible painting trends. “It is important
to me that the paintings are really mine,” says Tjaša Iris of the transformations of colour perceptions
that alter the laws of the universe. Sometimes she has changed landscapes, and
today she is in the gardens of Ravello, Miramare and
painter graduated in painting and photography at Fortman
Studios, the International School of Fine Arts in
Colours play without rest in the gardens of painter Tjaša Iris
TV KOPER - CAPODISTRIA, 6 MAY 2009
" PAINTING EXHIBITION OF TJAŠA IRIS AT GALLERY MEDUZA, COASTAL GALLERIES
TV PRIMORKA, 30 August 2008
"ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGAM VILLA FLORA"
Villa Flora Artist in
Residency Program ARTISTS' COLONY BRANIK - RIHEMBERK Pre-Coastal Wine Country
of Slovenia .The Program is organized by Villa Flora Artist's Residency. By the
founder - owner - painter Tjaša Iris and a rotating
group of diverse artists, academics, critics and others that nominates
potential candidates for the Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program. Session 2008. Participants: Tjaša