Rhonda Fenwick

Rhonda Fenwick is a visual artist and began her art career creating work in painting, mixed media, collage, film, photography and text inspired by the natural world and our place in it. In her personal art practice, she continues to work across disciplines exploring and experimenting different media. 

Currently, in her paintings, she has abandoned representation in favour of a vocabulary of abstract forms, mark making, shapes and colours. Creating work to communicate internal and transcendental truth. Suspending what we are taught, know and believe, going beyond words, time and space. The Quantum Realm is a dimension in the Multiverse only accessible through meditation, mystical experiences and magical energy, light and information.

In keeping with the CEWO theme of ‘Information Wave’, Rhonda presented several paintings:

  1. Tsunami, Wave of Information I (Acrylic on Canvas 213 x 122cm)
  2. Wave of Information (Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 50cm)
  3. Painted Boats
  4. Waves, Codes, Contemplating Humanity (North Beach Lindisfarne- Digital Print 297 x 420mm)

Different informational characteristics are embedded in the waves, positive, negative, benign, dangerous, personal, hidden, etc. Perhaps as boats representing different data types. Her primary 6 x 6 ft artwork depicts the struggle of the immenseness of information overload.

Rhonda’s work is inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai’s iconic work the Great Wave- ‘The irresistible force of nature and the frailty of human beings. The crashing wave paintings attempt to capture their unpredictable energy, one minute they are there and the next they are gone. This unpredictability is similar to how information technology can perform. Along with humanity’s incessant need to be heard and seen, overwhelmed with information and constant newsfeeds. The internet has created a tsunami to which we are all sucked into. The need for Cyber Security is crucial if we are to ensure personal information is protected.