Como welcomes a new artist in residence, Andria Beighton, and her exhibition 'Fuchsia & Friends'
Melbourne based artist Andria Beighton is the latest to present an exhibition of new works Fuchsia & Friends at the Rose Street Market pop-up store and gallery at Como.
Andria’s background in floristry and accessory design are evident in her subject selection and carefully constructed colour palettes. Her lifelong admiration for the textiles, homewares and architectural design from the 1930s to 1970s is explored through her work, lending her paintings their unmistakable nostalgic allure. Her first solo show was held earlier in 2021 at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood. Andria’s works are held in private collections throughout Australia, the UK and USA.
Shop unique and locally handcrafted gifts, and see the colour-infused artwork of our Artist in Residence Andria, over a two-month duration from Wednesday 7 July at the Como House pop-up store and exhibition space, open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
I use my work as a vehicle to show my appreciation for past design movements through a modern lens. Although playing with perspective in a bold, flattened style and also using unexpected and often contemporary palettes, my work remains familiar to the viewer and evokes a sense of nostalgia through familiar shapes and motifs. I find a sense of calmness in order and balance. For this reason, crisp lines, purposefully placed shapes and carefully constructed colour palettes are hallmarks of my work.