In “Salt of Summer”, artist Emiko M. Venlet invites you to her new collection of oil paintings which offer a glimpse through ocean-facing windows, capturing the fleeting magic of nostalgia as summer transitions to the next season.
These window frame moments suspended in time- the sea’s summer color so bright and the Sun still so high outside the window and yet the inner landscape has shifted to the quietness of the fading season. With loose but calculated brushstrokes, Emiko depicts the season’s and our life’s intersection of memory and time.
As the season fades, so too do the memories that once seemed so vivid. The oil medium allows Emiko to capture the gradual transformation of memories by exploring the delicate balance between preservation and transformation. Her collection depicts the inevitable fading of recollections as they meld with the passage of time. Or, she is asking you to reconsider, perhaps, if this is how the memories begin to shape their forms rather than fading away.
In “Salt of Summer”, Emiko brings you back memories that are crystalized like grains of salt that form intricate patterns in the recesses of our mind. Through the rich and tactile medium oil paintings and delicate drawings of summer figures, she invites you to peer through the reminisces of your past and re-experience them as softened memories.