Inspired by Vince Gilligan’s cult television hit Breaking Bad - White Night encapsulates themes of change, duality, power and greed in an exciting exhibition that marks emerging Sydney artist Elisa Pettenon’s debut solo show with 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.
This exciting young artist was listed on the Dean’s roll of high achievers for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 whilst studying Visual Arts and Design at The Australian Catholic University in Sydney, and graduated with the Visual Arts Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009.
Her paintings are semi-realistic portrayals that subtly play on the effects of light and colour in order to capture the true essence of a scene.
‘This series of paintings document the extremes of Breaking Bad’s main character Walter White’s journey during his transformation from a middle class suburban man into a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality methamphetamine. The intense drama, vast array of symbolism and profound connections allows this series of paintings to tap into Walt, the central character who exists as two men concurrently. The high school teacher and the meth cook, the family man and the drug king pin. It also explores a range of key characters intertwined into the life of Walt and imperative in one of the most ethically complicated and rich series ever made.’
Her love of art began at a young age, and when not creating beautiful artworks, this enterprising young creative shares this love with her students in her role as a Visual Arts teacher.
Elisa Pettenon is definitely an artist on the rise.
Please join us and guest speaker Donal Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director and Associate Professor at Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) for the Opening Night of White Night at 19 KAREN on Saturday 18 July 2015. To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on (07) 55545 019 by 11th July.
Contact: For all media enquiries, artist interviews and images please contact Kylie Cox at email@example.com or Nadia Seo at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on (07) 55545 019.
Link to artist page; http://www.19karen.com.au/elisa-pettenon/elisa-pettenon-new.php