Ella Baudinet is a Melbourne-based artist working across private and commercial sectors worldwide. Primarily known for her abstract expressionist aesthetics, Baudinet’s work explores the space between conscious and subconscious thought, provoking emotions, associations, memories, spiritual connections and philosophical reflection within her viewers. Baudinet prepared artworks for her solo exhibition in Spring 2023 during her residency.
Canadian born artist Raine Storey is currently working out of her London, UK, studio. Educated at Queen’s University of Canada, she moved to England to follow in her Grandfather’s artistic footsteps. Storey’s work is known for its emotionally deep subject matter with intellectually clever compositions. During her residency at The ARX over Summer 2022 she created key works for her Autumn 2022 exhibition Exquisite Corpse.
Lucas Thorik is a Dutch abstract artist, living and working in The Hague. Thorik creates large-scale finely tuned canvases by layering subtle hues to form nuanced compositions that bridge the worlds of art, design, psychology and music. Balance is pivotal to Thorik’s oeuvre, creating balance through texture with his coarse application of impasto white plaster superposed by a misting of spray paint, colour, from white to vibrant neons, and size, a vast canvas is contrasted by a small square. The artist’s pursuit for internal balance is marked in each piece. Today the artist works on his canvases directly onto the floor using multi-media across several canvases at one time to ensure there is equilibrium within his series.
Russian born artist Maria Kreyn is currently the first artist-in-residence at The ARX. Educated at the University of Chicago (in Maths and Philosophy), Kreyn’s painting techniques are self-taught. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the United States and Europe, and has been shown in multiple museums in China. Kreyn’s public works feature a collection of eight paintings based on Shakespeare, commissioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which are now on permanent display in the lobby of London’s historic Theatre Royal Drury Lane.