"This series Rose et Jaune is a commonly rooted series of paintings and analog photographs.
"It began in summer 2015, shortly after our wedding Jatinder my husband and I, went on for a small journey in South Wales. An afternoon spent on a sandy beach, flowers, the trees, all the seasons seemed to come together. Returning to London, my paintings evolved, the organic shapes I used to communicate transformed into figures of flora. At first, I did not really know what to do; keep this series of paintings a secret? Jatinder and Maureen Doherty encouraged me to present them. With time I also realized there was not - as I initially thought - opposition between my older works and this series; rather they are conversations, my abstract painting seems to be close and meditative views of flora. These recent paintings also are more confidently telling my deep attachment to nature and request for us to take care of it instead of repetitively destroying it."
Signature: Signed by the artist.
About Johanna Tagada
Johanna Tagada (b. 1990, Strasbourg - France) is a painter and interdisciplinary artist based in London. Until 2010 she studied Fine Arts and Textile Design at Haute école des arts du Rhin. Following her studies she assisted artists Yoshitomo Nara and Ming Wong for selected projects.
Johanna Tagada’s practice composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography and writing, often conceals ecological messages, rendered in soft and delicate methods.
In 2014 she founded the positive and collaborative project Poetic Pastel in order to help restore respect for and appreciation of nature.
b. 1990, Strasbourg, France, based in London, United Kingdom