Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Giant Pansy...

Alina Tang is an artist from Perth, Western Australia, and currently based in Amsterdam.
She works across printmaking, illustration and floriography for exhibitions, collaborative projects and commissions.
Her work, under the name Giant Pansy, is inspired by an ongoing curiosity and engagement with floral cultures, creating work that is bright, colourful, and full of joy.
She loves creating patterns, details and delicate compositions.
Alina is inspired by beautiful colour combinations, especially including pink!
She loves finding new music, well designed spaces, flower shops, travelling to new cities, meeting other artists and having great conversations, listening to other peoples love stories and seeing her friends pursue and fulfil their dreams.

Alina is currently completing an artists residence programme at Plantage Dok, a creative venue, community and meeting place located in the heart of Amsterdam;
'Every Flower in the Forest' new exhibition and collection.
Alina is exciting to be presenting a new body of work in a small exhibition, created during a four month residency programme in Lapua, Finland.
The work brings together elements of Finnish design philosophy, celebrating organic, simplified forms of flowers, mushrooms, branches, leaves and berries found during walks in the forest.
Real and imagined species are loosely gathered and arranged in simple formations.
Each of the works start as a small idea, turned into a pencil sketch, and brought to life using a bright palette of gouache.
The originals have been translated into a collection of paper goods, including limited edition art prints, postcards and greeting cards. The stationery collection has been produced locally in Amsterdam, ensuring that the quality of the paper and printing are just as bright and beautiful.

She is collaborating with artist run space De Week Winkel, a beautifully curated boutique, gallery and studio located in the historical street Czaar Peterstraat, Amsterdam.
The store is also home to Lian' Aelman's graphic design atelier 'Dare to Wander' where she always greets visitors with a smile and friendly conversation.
The sunny store is full of unique artworks, prints, illustrations, ceramics and other designed goods that are influenced by people, stories and places that Lian has gathered and finds special.

Alina and everyone involved in the event would love to extend a warm invitation to attend the exhibition opening and collection launch on Thursday 18th April 5pm - 7pm at De Week Winkel, Czaar Peterstraat 104, 1018 PS Amsterdam.
The exhibition will run till 4th May 2019.

If you cant make it to the event, why not head over to the Giant Pansy etsy shop and have little look at the gorgeous prints available, and keep up with the goings on with Giant Pansy over on Alina's instagram account.

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***Head over to my instagram where you'll find a super exciting giveaway...
The chance to win a bundle of goodies from Giant Pansy!***

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(photographs above © Mira Begova, illustrations above © Alina Tang/ Giant Pansy)

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