Amanda Rackowe

Amanda Rackowe

6 fans

Festalemps (24), France
18 works

A moment never lasts, it's there, you just have to take it. Hold it, let it go. To engrave, behind our eyes, to burn, in our souls. To hold, for a moment. And then forget it. One moment. Here, here, here, here. And he goes away again. This is the fundamental conceptualization expressed in Amanda Rackowe's work.

His exploration of the transitory exchange of human existence at specific moments brings us into an atmosphere of semi-surrealism, where his images evolve between figuration and abstraction. This atmosphere, sometimes sketchy, reflects her preoccupations with the fragility of the moment and space, and their transient intertwining. Unconscious intersections of lives and memories exist in scenes where the viewer is present but rarely involved.

This torpid and involuntary invasion, although a physical attack, is fragmented. There is no insight, no new revelation about the ego or the inner consciousness of either. Working in several layers of paint, using washes and glazes, the artist builds a richness and depth of colour.

Spontaneous marks and paint flows, deliberately encouraged, bring her work to life, echoing the determined and random possibilities of life's (un)exhaustible journey. An underlying primary red, a nod to the warm core of the earth, dominates her palette. His choice of colours shifts from blues, turquoise and crimson to deep ochres and yellows.

Although her love of colour is obvious, her fascination with light is also evident in all her work. In front of his work, one is called upon to examine and question the seemingly banal experiences of life. Amanda Rackowe lives and works mainly in the Dordogne in southwest France, sharing her time with her beloved Ile d'Oléron on the Atlantic coast. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout France and is widely collected in Europe, the United States and Australia.

1982-83: Art Foundation Diploma, Banbury School of Art, England.

1983-86: HND Diploma in Theatre Production and Design, Croydon College, Surrey, England. Specialisation in Stage Lighting and Directing

Art3F Bordeaux, Nantes, Brussels Société des Beaux Arts du Périgord Numerous solo and group exhibitions Dordogne - Charentes - Oleron

Amanda Rackowe's artwork

Midi au musée
Midi au musée
$4,165
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
Documentation
Documentation
$3,398
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Ecole de plongée
Ecole de plongée
$1,113
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Dear zorg
Dear zorg
$1,347
Oil painting (65 x 81 cm)
Seul
Seul
$1,347
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Grimace
Grimace
$1,347
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Black cabin
Black cabin
$1,347
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Blue road
Blue road
$1,699
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Port de st-denis 2
Port de st-denis 2
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Port de st-denis 1
Port de st-denis 1
$1,172
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Dernière chaleur
Dernière chaleur
$2,050
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Rencontre à minuit
Rencontre à minuit
$1,113
Oil painting (46 x 61 cm)
Le soleil dans mes yeux
Le soleil dans mes yeux
$1,113
Oil painting (61 x 46 cm)
Deuxième étage
Deuxième étage
$3,749
Oil painting (89 x 130 cm)
Pont aux nuages
Pont aux nuages
$4,160
Oil painting (97 x 146 cm)
The cut
The cut
$1,347
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Red cabin
Red cabin
$1,347
Oil painting (60 x 60 cm)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
Backward glance (do you know where you came from?)
$3,398
Oil painting (120 x 100 cm)

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