Through the Looking Glass by Leni Kae

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Showing at “Contemporanea” Exhibition of Florence Biennale artists from Australia.
*SmartArtz Gallery 2 Alfred Place South Melbourne, Australia
Opening night Thursday, October 7 at 6:30pm – October 19 at 5:00pm

This painting (oil on linen 130cmx178cm) by Leni Kae is the portrait of a man peering through the window to his soul. The geometric style, with its sharpness of lines and shape, trigger the logical and masculine aspects of the self in the bold search for answers and truth. The truth however, as this painting suggests, does not lie merely in what he might see ahead or through the many windows of the future. So as he gazes out, he also attempts to catch a glimpse of his own reflection from the glass of the window, to better understand the past and the indeed the present.

The many geometric shapes shown in this piece represent the multiple shifting facets of the self in his search for truth; and as the dark crow sits firmly on the man’s shoulder, the man is all too aware that truth has the vivacious power to trigger change.

As the man peers through the looking glass, he also tempts the audience to do the same: What truth can you see that will tempt change to come your way?

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Leni Kae is a contemporary artist and trained colour specialist integrating semiotics and colour psychology to produce artworks with powerful subconscious and sensory triggers – “energy art”. She has exhibition internationally, across New York, London, Varese, Bologna, Barcelona, Florence Biennale and locally across Australia. As an illustrator, her work has also appeared across book covers, and in magazines.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    Absolute perfection sweetheART superb painting ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • thanks so much :) x

    – Leni Kae

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Isa, that’s great :) :)

    – Leni Kae

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature.

  • thank you :)

    – Leni Kae

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 4 years ago

    Congrats and cheers on your feature, superb creation! ;)

  • Thank you Ming )

    – Leni Kae

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful work and a complex ity to it !LIz

  • Thank you Liz :) Complex yet simple in its geometic form i think, just as i see the man’s thoughts would be in the painting itself. :)

    – Leni Kae

  • Philip Gaida
    Philip Gaidaover 4 years ago

    Interesting style and composition!

  • Thanks Philip, cheers

    – Leni Kae

  • Leni Kae
    Leni Kaeover 4 years ago

    Hi everyone, my exhibition photos are here: exhibition photos

  • DVEN
    DVENover 4 years ago

    Wow this so complex and simple extraordinary well done on the exhibition
    about to check out the photo’s

  • Thanks Damien, glad you like it :) :)

    – Leni Kae

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you :)

    – Leni Kae

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