Lisl Barry, fine artist based in Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, Western Cape - South Africa Lisl Barry, artist and author based in Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo, Western Cape - South Africa
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Notes from the Artist's mind _ An exhibition to come

Bokeh (n) is borrowed from Japanese, where the word ‘boke’ (bo-ke) means a haze or blur. Interestingly, it also means brain fog of senility or old age.

In English it refers to an out of focus, blurred area of an image in photography which is used mostly to accentuate a focal point or to create an abstract effect.

... an exhibition to come. Watch this space.
In this series of oil paintings on canvas Lisl plays with the concept of bokeh, interpreting colours and subtle shapes through overlapping layers of glazes.
The resulting abstract dappled light oftentimes reveals a camouflaged creature.

For many creatures camouflage and stillness are a matter of course to ensure their survival.

It’s that quality of stillness juxtaposed against a play of light that is the artist’s inspiration.