Take a look at some behind the scenes shots of artist Orlanda Broom working in her studio for her exhibition with Grove Square Galleries.
Broom’s worlds may be seen as timeless and placeless, often treading a fine line between intrigue and dystopia, light and dark. In these new works, however, the undertones are lighter as she contemplates an optimistic, post-pandemic future. A celebration of new beginnings, growth and restoration, Rewild sees nature dominate once again and pays homage to mystical, mythologised realms.
“This body of work spans a difficult period during the pandemic, and I’ve turned towards the positive and more jubilant aspects of my painting. The connection to nature and aspects of escapism have always been a theme but it’s particularly pertinent now as people’s appreciation of being outdoors has grown; there’s a more vested interest in environmental issues. Currently when we think about the environment its generally about loss, damage or negative change... I’d like my enthusiasm and love of nature to come through and engage people to also think about what the future holds... can our planet rewild?’