Motto ganbatte (Try Harder)
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Member of Guild House Australia
Redfern Artist Group
Design & Art Australia
Estelle is a famous multi-awarding winning Australian artist, who started painting at the age of 5 with her mother, who was also an artist. While attending Wollongong University, Estelle started painting abstract pieces, in the style of abstract expressionism, and so her During her varied career, she continued to paint and exhibit.
Estelle lived in Japan, for five years, and exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum as part of the UNESCO International Friendship Exhibition in 1991. She also started the Tokyo Eki (train station) Exhibition, displaying and selling work in Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Tokyo ..
Since then she was also involved in group shows in Los Angeles, San Jose, and La Jolla. Back in Australia, she continued to exhibit in solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and regional areas. Some of her work has also been exhibited in New York, San Francisco and London.
Usually, her work is larger canvases, and are often inspired by hypnagogic states (the state between being awake and asleep) and take non-conventional forms that are designed to challenge artistic symbolism and archetypes.
In 2010 she published her first art book, entitled: "Transience". The second book "Abstraction," is in production and planned for release in late 2022.
This work depicts the emotions of trying harder, Motto ganbatte. Sometimes, simply’Do your best.’ This is painted in the style of abstract expressionism.
This artwork is part of a series of paintings entitled,’The Tokyo Collection.’ This painting comes with a black wooden hanger, so it can be hung immediately. The hanger is magnetic so you can take it off without marking the painting and have it framed as well, as seen in other images.
This work is UNFRAMED and is synthetic polymer acrylic paint on stone-pressed Hahnemühle Etching Paper 300gsm Warm White, with dimensions 78 cm x 106 cm x 0.3 cm (unframed). The artwork comes with my personal Hanko (Japanese Stamp) on the back, and signed on the front.
This work was created on the 23rd of May 2022.
A Certificate of Authenticity with hologram – verification is attached to the image.
To me, art is the most wonderful thing in the world, that we can express our emotions to others in ways that are beyond words. It is in a sense a higher form of communication.
Estelle loves to paint emotional pieces, that beckon the inner part of ourselves. She believes longing and desires that we hold are just under the surface can be released easily using abstraction. It is not what is seen in art but in ourselves, that is art's greatest gift.