July 24, 2022

The Transformation Act

Iona Kewney

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Acrylic paintingThe Transformation Act, 2022120 x100 cm

I am a visual artist, dancer and choreographer. My paintings are lifesize or bigger so as to feel part of the theatrical world I am creating. The canvases are a stage for metamorphosis, blending real and imaginary acts of performance. My figurative scenes are of friends and fellow perfomers in the arts. This portrait of FK amplifies the many characters of the sitter and the wonderlands of music and magic within. The transformative states of becoming the other through performance. How to communicate through the guise of another. Poised as a cat, alert and ready to scratch or love.