Al Chiuso Staircase - Dyra Dwelling, a beautiful limited edition print on paper by artist Kristjana S Williams. Part of the Venice Collection.
The story behind the artwork:
Capturing a post-anthrocene world of the imagination, the artwork in the Venice Collection imbues a Dali-esque contemplation of a life where the power of nature is enabled to take hold; colour is heightened, oxygen flows, and the animal kingdom reclaims habitats lost and gains territories discovered, those left bare by the absence of humanity. The impact the lockdowns have had on our environment has been remarkable. Absorb yourself in the paradox of a demi-Utopia, where clear, calm waters dissolve the social and environmental conundrums of society.
Kristjana's love affair with Venice began with a visit in 2010, where the incredible architecture and light found at every corner was only enhanced by the 20th Century art housed at the Peggy Guggenheim. It was 10 years later that Kristjana stumbled upon some 19th Century Venetian stereoscopic prints by photographic pioneer, Carlo Ponti.
Reach inside architectural Venice, to Byzantine balustrades and Ottoman archways, doric columns and gothic statues, these man-made structures a counterpoint to the burgeoning animalia within. There is no fear of humanity returning to claim these spaces. The grand palazzo is transformed into a cosy and intimate habitat for a poliferately evolving range of species; a beastial bottega where the maestro instructs his ‘allievi’ in the intricacies of this new world order, symbolised by the lolloping apes playing at the calcified feet of long-revered saints. Monochrome creatures are bedecked with incongruous tusks and horns; the diminutive enlarged and the substantial reduced, a paradox of the unheirarchic world in which they now live.
Al Chiuso Staircase - Dyra Dwelling
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Paper
Edition Size: 100
Signed and numbered by the artist
A3 - 27.9 cm x 42 cm
A1 - 59.4 cm x 84.1 cm
A0 - 84.1 cm x 118.9 cm
A3 - 35.9 cm x 50 cm x 2.5 cm approximately
A1 - 71.4 cm x 96.1 cm x 3.5 cm approximately
A0 - 96.1 cm x 130.9 cm x 3.5 cm approximately