‘Bright Side’ invites you to immerse yourself in a vibrant and appealing world where the sun casts its warm glow, and the moon whispers secrets in the night sky. This exhibition celebrates the joys of sunlight, the allure of summer, and the magic hidden within nostalgic memories.

Through a collection of works, I explore themes of sunlight, swimming pools, beaches, and the ever-shifting waters that evoke a sense of wonder and playfulness. Some pieces capture the essence of carefree youth, where the vibrant colors of the season blend with the lightheartedness of long summer days.

Other works delve into the realm of magical realism, drawing inspiration from old kodachrome slides and adding fantastical elements that transport the viewer into a dreamscape. These intricately detailed compositions intertwine with the flat-colored backgrounds, creating a visual narrative that evokes a sense of both familiarity and enchantment. Like stepping into an unfolding cinematic or narrative world, where you find yourself immersed in an unfamiliar yet captivating setting, devoid of any prior context.

In this exhibition, I invite you to indulge in the happy and subtly mystical atmosphere, where myths and nostalgia intermingle. Each piece is a portal to a cherished moment or a longing for a bygone era—a gentle reminder of the joys of being young and the beauty that lies in embracing the present.

“Bright Side” serves as a celebration of life’s simple pleasures, step into this world, where happiness resides, and let the art transport you to the bright side of your imagination – Kirsten Beets

Bright Side | Solo exhibition by Kirsten Beets is on view until 14 July 2023 at 131A Gallery – 131 Sir Lowry Road, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001


Kirsten Beets – High Dive, 2023 Oil on board, framed, 47cm x 67cm



Kirsten Beets – Last Days Of Summer, 2023 Oil on board, framed, 62cm x 85cm


Kirsten Beets – Daughters Of Dionysus, 2023 Oil on board, framed, 32cm x 47cm


Kirsten Beets – Familiars, 2023 Oil on board, framed, 32cm x 47cm


Kirsten Beets – Flower Tower, 2023 Oil on board, framed, 36,5cm x 29cm


Kirsten Beets – Summer Sons And Daughters, 2023 Oil on board, framed, 47cm x 62cm

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