Gallery Hopping: See Chantal Joffe’s New Techniques at Galerie Forsblom

Joffe's works explore womanhood through a new lens.

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“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Yellow Evening Dress (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Esme at the Station (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Esme Sewing II (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Bailey (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Self portrait at St. Leonards (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Self-Portrait in the Garden at Night V (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Bella Reclining (2016)
“Family” at Galerie Forsblom
Chantal Joffe, Self-Portrait (2015)

 

Helsinki’s Galerie Forsblom brings us “Family,” a selection of works from Chantal Joffe, exhibiting a technique unlike that which we usually see by the English artist.

In contrast to her highly expressive oil paintings, here the artist presents us with a series of pastels, which bring with them a softness, that by no means takes away from her powerful female subjects. Instead, it allows her to present them in a new light.

The artist’s typical themes of friends, family, and motherhood are represented in Family, and included are her signature self-portraits. Warm and provocative interpretations of her subjects capture them as relaxed, soulful beings, making this exhibition another expression of Joffe’s exploration of womanhood.

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Chantal Joffe, “Family” is on display at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki until November 20, 2016.

 


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