Tallulah de Castro-Gray

Tallulah de Castro-Gray


Edinburgh based Tallulah de Castro-Gray (b.1996) is an Anglo-Brazilian artist.

Artist's Statement:

Through Vegan and Ayurvedic practices, I have been able to heal myself from PTSD and anxiety.

Discovering these New Age teachings, such as Meditation and Yoga, has completely transformed my life. After feeling these benefits so immensely, I felt it vital to share this with others, and I knew that I would do it through my art.

I strongly advocate that we can all heal ourselves, through spirituality. I believe that my purpose on this planet, is primarily to raise awareness about this, in order to take human consciousness to the next level. My paintings plant this seed, through figurative motifs of human/animal hybrids, living peacefully in colourful utopias. I also believe, that my art should inspire others to go vegan, to save the lives of animals. Plants, animals and humans, are sinuously imbued with spiritual symbols, and I evoke this feeling of ‘oneness’ through the making of these works.

My compositions are, first and foremost, inspired by the nature of planet earth, and pushed
further through abstraction, to emanate a feeling of magic.

Each painting represents a different world. For example, a seascape with rainbow spinning mermaids, a jungle full of talking trees, or a starry sky full of floating spirits…the paintings are inherently, and playfully transcendental.

I think and live as a painter and it is my journey to investigate painting as a vehicle for these propositions. Painting is a visceral, human experience with tactile and sensuous properties. In this respect, it suits an inherent drive I have within me to create. I am using painting to translate my dream world and in doing so I have a voice.

Wassily Kandinsky’s colour theories, and mysticism in his book ‘Concerning the Spiritual in Art,’ resonates with my practice.

I believe that colour, has a profound, spiritual effect on the soul.

In turn, I purposefully create works which are innately colourful and attract the viewer through their hypnotic use of psychedelia. In this respect I think my work can provide wellbeing to the viewer, on a variety of levels. In short…I want them to feel good.

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