Dalene Meiring takes you into her world of narrative canvases and thought provoking narration as she explores and reflects on moments in time, and ultimately in the magic found in every day life.
“I try to impose a visual and emotional experience in my paintings, to remind myself of a place, time or memory, although the exactness of that moment will sometimes evade me”.
Meirings canvasses have a fine balance between her portraits of women, living creatures and timeless objects that are seen in our day to day lives. Every painting depicts a new world that carries you from reality to the slightly obscure where fragments, although often incomplete, create and capture a harmonious vision of life.
Her paintings are rich in colour, harmonious in form and portray a balance between vitality and silent meditation.
Dalene Meiring was born in Sasolburg, South Africa where she studied art at the University of South Africa. She and her family moved to New Zealand in 1997 where she has continued to paint full time.
‘Gathered Fragments’ will be Meirings thirteenth solo show with the Parnell Gallery.