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The mindful surrealism of Noemi Safir

Noemi Safir’s art ought to stand out internationally. This Uruguay-via-Israeli nomad of sorts appears to have taken all the colour she’s seen in her years of culture-hopping, and channeled it into her stunning portraits. Now she’s seeing her work on the walls of AppleX Art in Applecross, Perth.

Safir’s current ‘Spring Series’ (she is from the Northern hemisphere, remember) sees giant portraits blooming from rustic-come-geometric shapes. Stare long enough at this fine art and you begin to see prototypes of Manga.

The results are postmodern takes on the recent phenomenon of “mindful” colouring-in books – only stacks bigger.

“Everything you nourish with love and positive attention will grow in an amazing way.” Noemi Safir

The figures Safir paints are often a reflection of herself; figures created to help solve a “struggle to accept my own independence as a woman and as an artist, without any apologies or doubts”.

Well put, we say.

With just about every curve on the edge of the Pantone colour wheel covered, the best part is these pretty pictures will look good in just about any room.

Antonino Tati & Lisa Andrews

Noemi Safir is one of three contemporary artists taking part in the exhibition ‘Paragon of Attraction’, on in Perth from May 9 to 16, 2019 at AppleX Art Gallery in the Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58 / 60 Duncraig Road, Applecross.To attend Opening Night on May 9 phone (08) 9315 3996 or for more information visit http://www.appleXart.com.

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