Zoë. painter / poet. 

 

Zoë Durand is a Taiwanese born, Sydney based, award winning artist who has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, New York, London, Scotland, Italy and the Louvre, Paris.

 

She is represented in the United Kingdom by Whitepeaks Fine Art Gallery where a selection of her paintings are permanently available.

 

Her art has been covered in media including art and fashion magazine and art books in Malaysia, Australia, Spain, the USA and the United Kingdom.

 

Zoë's art also forms part of private collections in Asia and she was selected by Malaysian designers Sereni & Shentel to collaborate with them for their 2013 annual "Artist Series". This involved her paintings forming the basis of exclusive design textiles. The capsule collection received significant coverage by Malaysia media.

 

New York Art magazine, ARTisSpectrum says that Zoë's "paintings contain a freshness and immediacy not often seen in the fine art world, as well as a vibrant life force that erupts from the canvas." (Vol 29, p 106).

 

She is also the founder of "Art with Heart" which links art buyers with artists and charities, with a significant portion of all art purchased going towards nominated charities.  She has performed live art shows with proceeds of the works going to the Cancer Council and Save the Children.  She has also been involved in exhibitions to raise funds for orangutans.

 

Zoë's works form part of private and corporate collections locally and internationally.  She is currently one of 200 Australian artists representing Australia in the "Imago Mundi" collection commissioned by Luciano Benetton (founder of Benetton Group, including "United Colours of Benetton.") Her art will form part of a permanent exhibition travelling major cities and museums around the world.

 

Zoë  has been awarded the Sandro Botticelli Art Prize in Florence, Italy and  the UNESCO heritage International Noto art prize.

 

New York Art magazine, ARTisSpectrum says that Zoë's "paintings contain a freshness and immediacy not often seen in the fine art world, as well as a vibrant life force that erupts from the canvas." (Vol 29, p 106).

 

Also a poet, images for paintings and words for poems find her during the night and upon waking she feels compelled to give these life. Her poems are not at the time of writing, intended to marry particular paintings, though later she sees a strong echo between them.Zoë is guided towards expression through spontaneity, observation and reflection.

 

The painter says of her artistic process: "what I love most about painting is that it allows you to both create and experience a state of reality at the same time. In this sense it is a waking dream.

melting in fog 

I find the secret tree

wind in sky is my portal

to the shadow place

feeds me life

through the straw 

of tree roots

plants seeds in my brain

of the next image

I will create: 

alchemy in paint.

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 All images and poems on this site are the property of Zoë Durand and are not to be reproduced, copied, distributed or printed in any medium or format either in whole or in part without the consent of the Zoë Durand. Copyright and other rights and interests will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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