Artist's Biography - Janet Treby
Janet Treby's work springs from the traditions that are part of her consciousness. This collective cultural consciousness is the heritage she carries, common to all of us, of the artistic and mythological traditions of our past that lives in us.
With her, these influences surface and mingle with fascination for the human figure to produce a contemporary, yet traditional synthesis, rare in the world of contemporary art.
Her studies of figures in motion show their attempt to escape from earthly confines: released from constraining shackles they are delivered into an ethereal land, a world in which humans frolic and fly and dance to the tune of the wind.
In her quieter work, her still lifes and observations of groups of figures lead us into a more intimate world. Thinly drawn figures embrace themselves with shrouds, twisting and turning, caressed into a sensual fusion of forms. We enter a new land, an intimate female heaven, set apart from the harsh reprisals of the outside world, where secrets are shared.
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