Midnight Alchemy

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Three female artists from Sydney’s west have joined forces to collaborate for an exhibition that will open at Create or Die Gallery on Friday 15th January 2016.

MIDNIGHT ALCHEMY will feature the work of Rosell’s Creatures, Irene Feleo and Styna.

‘Midnight Alchemy’ is a collaboration between three upcoming Sydney artists who have come together to create a collection influenced by the world of magic and superstition. Producing pieces based on shared inspirations, the result is a colourful and textured exploration of storytelling, mythical creatures, wildlife and the fluid nature of reality.

The three artists met through a series of synchronic events, all through their desire to meet and connect with other artists in Sydney.

“It’s often very hard to meet like-minded artists in the community, especially ones who are willing to share their practice, so meeting Irene and Christina felt like a great relief ” says Rosell

“When you have a moment of serendipity you need to take notice and respect it, especially when you connect with another female artist.”

Irene Feleo is an illustrator, animator and designer. Her work is inspired by tattoo art, nature, symbolism and her personal stories. She employs strong and bold hyper colour palettes along with fine lines, dotted patterns and geometric shapes. Working across various mediums from digital, painting and embroidery – Irene loves weaving together a world of symbols and characters.

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Rosell Flatley (AKA Rosell’s Creatures) is an illustrator and freelance graphic designer. Rosell often works under her alias ‘Rosell’s Creatures’; a reference to her characters or pieces which have a life of their own. Rosell’s Creatures are not of this world but have a story to tell. The characters are moody, sometimes dark with a mysterious charm that draws you in; you want to know their story and learn more about their experiences. Most of her creatures are feminine in nature as they reflect the artist, her moods and emotions. Rosell’s Creatures won RAW artist of the year in 2014. The award funded her first solo “Beautiful Criatura” at M2 Gallery in Surry Hills, as well as giving her the opportunity to paint a mural piece on the Art Food Truck.

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Christina Huynh (AKA Styna) is an artist, maker and freelance graphic designer. Christina illustrates themes of movement and momentum in her pieces that are strongly inspired by everyday human behaviour and the wildlife kingdom. Although her work is mainly figurative, Christina’s drawings are based on the highs, lows and in-betweens of life.

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The three joined forces because of their similar styles and approach to their art, all drawing inspiration from their experience, cultural roots and utilizing what they describe as ‘the flow.’

“The flow is subconscious. It just happens as I’m doing it.” says Christina.

“We called the collaboration “Midnight Alchemy because we wanted to describe the magic and whimsical nature of our work. We all use a lot of colour but there’s a certain darkness and lot’s of symbolism involved in our work.”

The exhibition will include both individual and collaborative pieces by the artists as well as a unique experience for the audience.

Keep up to date with the exhibition by RSVPing to the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/582182308595531/

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