"THE ART I CREATE IS A STATEMENT OF HOW I EXPERIENCE THE WORLD, WHICH IS NAMELY THROUGH FEELING AND VIBRATION"
‘Based in Sydney, Carla Filipe is a visual artist that uses a range of materials to create free-hand designs. The artworks are described as eccentric, moving and imperfectly meticulous. Beautiful both from afar and up close, her pieces are adorned with a spectrum of shapes and waves of colours that magically cohere together; regardless if it’s featured in the bedroom, kitchen or living area, Carla’s artworks create a mesmerising environment perfect season round’.
The art I create is a statement of how I experience the world, which is namely through feeling and vibration. I use bold colour, abstract forms and line work to create natural worlds of fluid vibrancy. I want to capture the potency of pure joy that is inherent in each colour and the magical alchemy that occurs as forms and hues collide.
I paint mainly with vibrant colours as they awaken my senses, their vibrant hues creating magical worlds full of wonder and delight. When I paint on wood, I use a medium that renders the surface a shiny finish, giving the final artwork a ceramic tile feel. This shiny texture and the layering of paint, creates the impression that the artworks are alive, like they are quietly breathing. Put simply, they are doorways to a universe of possibility.
The art that I create has a vibrational healing and calm quality that enhances harmony to any interior space. These bold, colourful pieces look contemporary in a modern home, the vibrant forms bringing joy to a child’s room, or creating serenity in a healing centre.
‘Hypnotic and grounding are the first words that come to mind every time I look at Carla’s ‘Sacred Ovum – Entering my light’. I have seen this artwork nearly everyday for the past 18 months and its effects have not dwindled. I actually find myself trying to capture glimpses of it when passing or when time permits deliberately sitting in the armchair outside my bedroom so I can lose myself it in. The appeal of Carla’s works is more than its beauty. It’s much more about the emotions the viewer experiences. Sometimes these are quite intense so I often wonder how Carla must feel when creating such a piece. I am so privileged to have Carla’s artwork and energy in my life.‘ – Rebecca
‘Absolutely love my new artworks! I had a space in our entrance hall which was just crying out for artwork but I hadn’t seen anything that would suit the space or more importantly, inspire me. I bought five of Carla’s amazing artworks which work so well in a line. The vibrant colours really do lift my mood as soon as I walk in the door. Carla was generous enough to let me take home all nine to see those artworks in-situ and decide which five I would choose – it was a hard choice! I think what struck me the most about the artwork, is the colours and the detail. Would highly recommend!’ – Shona
‘I love colour and I love beautiful things with meaning to surround myself with in my home. Carla’s piece that I bought is the first thing that I see when I step through the front door. I get this happy and peaceful feeling every time I see it and I’m delighted to own it’ – Petra