1st March – 12th April, 2022
Ground Floor, 41 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NS
“Lounging Around”, a vibrant collection of new works by Ellie Omiya is presented at Galerie Boulakia in London. Sunshine, blue skies and flowers in bloom; the warmth of spring is welcomed in by dazzling tones, spectacularly transporting us to brighter days! Profoundly inspired by the dynamic energy of the earth and the natural world, her solo exhibition reflects such spirit. Painted during lockdown in 2020, her works come together in a collective embrace and celebration of the wild outdoors, within the comfort of the home.
Omiya’s artistic creations effortlessly combine the natural world and the everyday, as household objects such as chairs, curtains and flower vases are playfully intertwined with exotic plant-life, oftentimes against a colourful backdrop of seascape or twilight scenery. Volcanoes erupt with petals and colourful leaves stretch out across impressive large-scale canvases, omitting a breezy, cosy, informal kind of atmosphere. Her paintings see animals laze about at leisure, whimsically displaying the familiar notion of ‘lounging around’ – spending time in a relaxed way, doing very little – with dogs sprawled out across furniture and monkeys hanging off window frames. Omiya’s radiant zest for life floods out of each canvas, evoking tangible sensations such as lights, sounds and scents, inviting the viewer into a world rich in artistic resonance.