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Kublalsingh art on show at On Location
The second exhibition by artist and attorney Judy Kublalsingh-Matthews will start today at the On Location Gallery, Woodbrook, Port-of-Spain.
In a release, Kublalsingh-Matthews said she has complied the paintings for this exhibition over a three-year period. In her work, she aims to “capture instances of beauty and splendour resident in Caribbean subjects and landscapes in an era when mass media threatens to obliterate our respect, and obfuscate our views of them.”
She began studying art at Naparima Girls’ High School, where she pursued the subject for O’ Levels.
Kublalsingh-Matthews has been practising civil law from her private chambers for almost 18 years, and she has found a way to balance her two different but equally challenging passions.
“Legal language requires some precision and clarity,” she said. “In the courts, my language has changed from literary and elaborate over time. That's a good development.
“I think the cut and thrust atmosphere of the profession can stifle the creative impulse and drain artistic energy. Painting is a form of channelling, going across to a different mode of expression.”
Kublalsingh-Matthews works in oils and acrylic and says this allows her more space to experiment. “There is very little experiment in mixed media. There is more experimentation with the substance of the paint itself. Much meticulous energy is spent attempting to capture the inner luminosity of the subject by management and manipulation of the paint medium.”
Kublalsingh-Matthews will exhibit jointly with Faria Hassanali whose work is done in acrylic.
• Judy Kublalsingh-Matthews’ exhibition opens this evening at On Location Art Galleries, 42 De Verteuil Street, Woodbrook from 7 pm. The exhibition runs for a week.
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