The inspiration for Anthony Van Lam’s art exhibition, “Dream Sequence,” came from the silent film era. Its foundation is “centred on honouring the love of women.” He has been able to gain insight into actresses’ emotive responses and as a result, is the development and narrative of his masterpieces. The incredible lyrebird sounds recreate the vanished noises and musically express what life is like. The Lyrebird is the most fascinating animal that nature has to offer and is what inspires Anthony to create his paintings.
59.4 x 42 cm, watercolour on archival paper.
While Anthony’s artwork undeniably reflects his passion for women, he communicates himself and the telling of his story through the imagery by walking through the art exhibition. You don’t need to speak; all you need to do is use your eyes, and that’s what I strive to accomplish, as the artist himself puts it. With the aid of our eyes, we may imagine the appearance of his universe.
As you move through the exhibition, the pleasant jazz music that is playing gives you a pleasant feeling while you take in the artwork. The artworks are arranged in a lovely manner that complements the colour scheme of the pieces. ‘If pollens are square!’ is an artwork that addresses the question of square pollen. It uses lovely natural colours like green, blue, pink, and yellow to portray this wonder. It can also convey the attraction of female attractiveness, similar to how pollen attracts insects. This portrays the beauty that everyone possesses, and it is a beautiful piece of art to reflect over.
The four distinct seasons—Summer, Autumn, Spring, and Winter—are depicted in the artworks “Light Shade of Blue,” “A Rose Among Thorns!” and “Winter Wonderland.” “Green for Days!” and “Mellow Yellow.” These pieces of art use colour, facial expression, and the environment to convey miraculous feelings and emotions. What a lovely four-piece artwork that provides ideas and inspiration!
The solo exhibition is now showing at the Community Bank, Darling Square, Haymarket from 1–30 September.
You can view all of Anthony’s art here
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