Chemistry was at play indeed on the night of the 1st. With a perfectly orchestrated sunset as a backdrop, Dyana's show opened to a large turnout of adoring fans. Dyana's work is filled with dry humour, a genuine love of the human figure and an instinct with colour that betrays the simplicity of her ink and watercolour images. We have greatly enjoyed having Dyana at the rooftop, the space is flourishing.
These watercolour and ink paintings are simply constructed, yet have a complex intimacy. I like to paint instinctively with no preliminary sketches. The immediacy of painting is what makes it unique as an art form. This series of drawings focuses on minimal process; raw mark making on unprimed paper. I source imagery online, or in magazines, and I often paint from life. I like painting images that excite me or make me laugh. I enjoy painting the male and female figure and I love painting about eroticism, desire and sexuality. The title of this series, Chemistry, reflects that.
Chemistry is a series of impulsive experiments with dynamic conclusions.
Dyana Gray is a New Zealand artist living in Melbourne, Australia. Primarily a painter, she also works in, cartooning/illustrating, music, and animation. Dyana obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2005 from Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand. Since graduating Dyana has exhibited work in Melbourne and New Zealand, in solo shows and group exhibitions.
See more of Dyana Gray's work at http://dyanagray.wordpress.com