in.cube8r gallery presents: I see you.
About the show
What is it about portraits which makes them so moving?
I have always found portraiture to be a beautiful example of how an artist can take their own personal style and use it to create an image of a person – beautiful and imperfect – as they see them.
In this show, I asked 10 artists from Melbourne & Sydney to create portraits of lovers, hero’s and idols. Some have submitted incredibly detailed artworks depicting people they admire while others comment on the human condition through portraiture and through lifestyle scenes.
The resulting show comprises of 16 artworks, varying in style, size and medium – tied together with the theme I See You. I hope you enjoy the show & consider adding one of these pieces to your personal collection.
I’m Bobzii. Your eurasian-genderqueer artist and singer songwriter. I love life. So much, that I incorporate the rawness of it through using the best, worst and blandest parts of life in my paintings and music through specific sounds, colours and subject matter. depop.com/thebobzii
ID001 Spirit $100
Acrylic and watercolour on canvas
ID002 Spiritual Alliance $180
Acrylic, ink and gouache on wood
ID003 Okaasan $145
Acrylic on canvas
Melbourne based artist, Edwina Graham, has a passion for painting and drawing, studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, which she completed in 2001. With a fascination around portraiture, Edwina takes her inspiration from subjects unknown, but from those with an expression or situation that will capture the viewer and leave them with questions around their state or emotion.
ID004 Flip the Bird $600
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas. Unframed.
ID006 Prisoner of War $400
Oil on Canvas. Unframed.
Giacinta Bliek (@giacintart)
Since a young age, I have been inspired by realism in art, creating paintings and drawings of my family and I in front of our house. They were childlike, as per my age, however, my aim was always the same; to depict real life. I find myself driven by the human form and portraiture. Through means of oil painting, the practice of controlled brush strokes and blending enables me to portray popular icons and everyday people with great definition. I use online images and observation to mimic their public persona within my paintings. giacintabliek1.wixsite.com/giacintabliek
ID007 Chris Brown $350
Oil paint on canvas
Width 23cm / Height 30cm
Prints and stickers are also available of this piece.
ID008 Jhene Aiko $300
Acrylic and oil paint on canvas
Width 23cm / Height 30cm
Heather Peters (@inkysplatter)
Inky Splatter was started by Heather Peters, a Melbourne based illustrator and crafter. Heather loves drawing portraits with a story to tell by adding a hint of mystery with a coy smile or knowing look
ID009 Do you see me $135
29.7 / 42cm plus frame
I played with idea of I See You do You See Me – using the fabulous artist Mab Graves as my muse. It dances with the question of whether we see the faces behind the masks we wear and the reasons we wear them.
Heli Yang (@heli.rabbit)
ID010 The Rabbit Town $150
ID011 Cooking Rabbit $150
ID012 Pirate Rabbit $150
Kaitlin Bligh (@artbykaitlinb)
I am a 22 year old, self taught portrait artist from Melbourne, Australia who specializes in graphite realism. Most of my portraits are pop-culture related but I also dabble in family and animal related works where possible. My work is based around people I admire or whom inspire me on a creative level. facebook.com/ArtByKaitlin/
ID013 Oh Captain, My Captain $450
Graphite pencil on paper
21 x 29.7cm
Prints also available
Kitty Chrystal (@kittychrystal)
Kitty Chrystal is a Melbourne based artist, writer and editor. Their work focuses on figurative drawing, rendered in a combination of ink and digital media, and explores themes of queerness, body image, dysphoria and identity. kittychrystal.com
ID014 We’ve all got a little devil in us $80
Pen and marker
21cm / 29.7cm
Pascale Garlinge Art (@pascalegarlingeart)
My name is Pascale and I am a Melbourne portrait artist, painter, illustrator, storyteller and occasional mermaid. I live and work in the leafy and artistic suburb of Eltham and exhibit with local art group and network, Thou Art Mum. I have two young daughters. I find inspiration in good yarns and small things in the day-to-day, living by “Stories & Memories”. I love faces and bodies! My portraits and figurative work take the shape of paintings, illustrations, prints, fan art and commissions. I am also an advocate for women and an ambassador for preventative breast and ovarian cancer charity, Pink Hope. pascalegarlingeart.com
ID015 Instant Orange Crush $850
50.5W x 50.5Hcm
This painting has been powered by Whitney, Tina, Annie,
Madonna and Kate.
Samantha Gregory (@___sammyjammies___)
ID016 “Adrian” $250
compressed and powdered charcoal on paper.
28cm x 29cm
Frame 31cm x 32cm
Sharnee Taylor (@sharneetaylorillustration)
Sharnee Taylor is a Melbourne based conceptual Illustrator. She specializes in realistic portraits often with a twist, using a range of mixed medias. Sharnee is known for signature brush strokes which she uses against realistic tones. The combination of traditional and digital media creates a fresh and unique look bringing another dimension to her work.
Sharnee has completed over 6 years of study including – Diploma of Illustration, Advanced Diploma In Creative Product Development at The Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology, Micro Business Management Course at CAE, as well as placing in the top 10 at Award School with the Communications Council. sharneetaylor.com
ID017 Super Cage’ $150
29cm x 39cm + frame