Rachel Chamberlain: Inspired By The Tune Of The Universe
Known for both her striking portraits and contemplative large-scale abstract work, Rachel Chamberlain was born in Baltimore and studied fashion and illustration at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Rachel’s artistic calling was evident at an early age and she credits her free-spirited style and individuality to the experience of growing up as an adopted only child.
Rachel’s soul-searching portraits frequently feature young children and express the artist’s own
search for identity and a deep connection in both human relationships and her canvas. Photorealistic faces seem to leap off the canvas, lit by a mysterious illuminosity which hints at an otherworldliness element in her search for meaning and the true depth of human experience. Rather than simply painting what she sees on the outside, Rachel seeks to form a powerful connection with each of her subjects and to capture a glimpse of their soul and inner beauty.
Rachel’s abstract works almost lie on another plane of existence, but they too are infused with both a love for life and a quest for meaningful connection with the world around us. Key to her artistic practice is the use of mantras and meditation which allow Rachel to access and unleash a remarkable form of creativity onto the canvas.
These large-scale works use colour, form and texture to harness a dynamic energy and soothing aesthetic that takes the viewer on a journey through their own consciousness. Rather than being mere spectators, the audience is invited to consider their place in the universe guided by an aesthetic that inspires a deep contemplative response. Sparse use of gold leaf, abstract pop of colour and repeated primitive marks evoke a higher plane of understanding which is grounded in places by bold lines or roughly-drawn black circles.
Rachel’s iconic pieces include “Tantric Storm”, a brooding canvas with a darker aesthetic full of expectant energy, and “Future Primative” in which the artist captures and dissipates the viewer’s attention with striking abstract forms picked out in bright coral. Inspiration also comes from music in the case of “Amen Omen” which is named after the Ben Harper song from his Diamonds On The Inside album.
Rachel Chamberlain’s work has been widely exhibited across the globe and her loyal client base includes famous names from the international political and business elite as well as several celebrity collectors. Her large-scale abstract pieces have also found a home in London at Red8 Gallery where her unique style and inspirational aesthetic has already generated much interest.