Paintings by Bec Winnel seen at Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City - Softly Safe

Softly Safe

Concurrently on view in the Thinkspace project room is Beautanica, featuring new works by Australian artist and illustrator Bec Winnel. A self-taught talent, Bec is known for the ethereal quality of her feminine portraits. She creates hauntingly lush drawings with layer upon layer of graphite, colored pencil and pastel, an impressive technique that makes viewing her work undeniably magnetic.

The drawings convey an incredible amount of luminosity and depth, while also feeling quite impermanent and on the verge of disappearance. With cobweb-like delicacy, their elegance is palpable. This material illusion of airiness and fragility transports the imagery beyond mere portraiture into a realm of otherworldly fantasy and calm.