Bodhisattvas

The paintings of the Bodhisattvas series depict an eclectic host of “archetypes” captured in intimate and at times climactic moments. As the name of the series belies, this cast of archetypes are all embarked upon a  kind of personal quest or journey, although the perceived enlightenment of the Bodhisattvas undoubtably evades them. The body of work culminates as a kind of snap shot through time and place, a moment in time in which frustration, triumph and loss co-exist. Cycles of birth, death and rebirth are also key themes in the series. The paintings were exhibited in a solo show at Gaffa Gallery Sydney in March 2011.

We Are Not Your False Idols, 2011
Pigment liner, acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
285cm x 210cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

We Are Not Your False Idols (detail), 2011
Pigment liner, acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
Photo: Tania Lambert

We Are Not Your False Idols (detail), 2011
Pigment liner, acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
Photo: Tania Lambert

 

We Are Not Your False Idols (detail), 2011
Pigment liner, acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
Photo: Tania Lambert

 

En el Cielo, 2010
Pigment liner, acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
88cm x 70cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

In for the Kill, 2010
Pigment liner, watercolour and gouache on paper
105cm x 115cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

Lucky, 2010
Pigment liner and watercolour on paper
75cm x 105cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

 

I Died for You, 2009
Pigment liner and watercolour on paper
75cm x 105cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

 

I Was Never Here Anyway, 2009
Pigment liner and watercolour on paper
75cm x 105cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

 

In the Mornings, 2009-10
Pigment liner, watercolour and gouache on paper
77cm x 195cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

Abre Los Ojos, 2010
Pigment liner, watercolour and gouache on paper
110cm x 230cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

Abre Los Ojos (detail),
Pigment liner, watercolour and gouache on paper
Photo: Tania Lambert

Elysian Fields, 2010
Pigment liner, watercolour and gouache on paper
110cm x 205cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

Surprise, 2009-10
Pigment liner and watercolour on paper
77cm x 105cm
Photo: Tania Lambert

Bodhisattvas, March 2011
Installation view
GAFFA Gallery, Sydney
Photo: Tania Lambert

Bodhisattvas, March 2011
Installation view
GAFFA Gallery, Sydney
Photo: Tania Lambert

Bodhisattvas, March 2011
Installation view
GAFFA Gallery, Sydney
Photo: Tania Lambert

Bodhisattvas, March 2011
Installation view
GAFFA Gallery, Sydney
Photo: Tania Lambert