Across Neon Nights captures fragments of that elusive moment when our dream world and wakeful realities collide by rendering them forever more in saturated hyper-reality. These works draw upon a combination of hallucinatory perceptions, imagined dimensional shifts, night terrors and impossible, netherworld desires. Within them, we witness events that would normally exist only under the cloak of darkness.
Yvette Bačinova has been creating art since the mid 2000s under the pseudonym Vexta. She is recognised for her stencil paintings and wheat-pastes, which are shaped by her observations of the debris of modern day culture. Her psychedelic, neon drenched images are an amalgamation of symbolism and urban mythology, and are, at once, intimate and universal.
Vexta’s practice is an ongoing exploration of printmaking, painting and sculpture. Her work has been widely shown throughout Australia. She has recently painted murals in Paris, Berlin, London and Bogotá. In 2011, Vexta was part of the highly revered exhibition SPACE INVADERS at the National Gallery of Australia. Her work is due to be exhibited in San Francisco in the latter half of 2011.
Vexta has been included in numerous significant publications and films on street art. In 2012 she will be featureded in Thames and Hudson’s publication Graffiti and Street Art (World of Art Series). Her work can be found in the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank and State Library of New South Wales collections.
Exhibition opening night 3rd August, 6-9pm