Esther Erlich, Audacious, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 137 x 137 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Fox Galleries, Melbourne.
Esther Erlich is celebrated for more than three decades for her distinctive portraits, and AUDACIOUS is a celebratory response to the latest global wave of women’s empowerment.
The inspiration for this body of work are female figures who standout for their strength of character, be it as a result of their intellect, poise, confidence, allure, flamboyance or daring. The subjects lock eyes with the viewer, demanding not only their attention but also their respect and awe. In AUDACIOUS Erlich aims to intrigue and captivate viewers through a profound sense of energy and purpose that make up the essence of each of the figures portrayed.
Exhibition opens: 5–7pm Saturday 1 June