April 17 2014

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the many inspirations of fiona rae



Fiona Rae paints luscious flora patterns plucked from an, ahem, potpourri of traditions: Japanese watercolors, Chinese calligraphy, Pop Art, abstraction, expressionism, graffiti, and cartoon culture. The everything-goes attitude fits in with Rae’s multi-culti background: She was born in Hong Kong to an Australian mother and a British father. “I love mixing it up,” she says. “I don’t care where my bits of imagery, paint strokes, or technique comes from. Once I make them on my canvases, they are mine and I own them.” But also ours to enjoy when her show opens at London’s Timothy Taylor gallery today.

Photo: Fiona Rae, courtesy of Timothy Taylor gallery