BLEEDING DAYLIGHT – A Solo Exhibition of New Works by Llewellyn Skye

M-Arts Precinct – 5pm January 10th, 2020

Officially opened by Lorraine Pilgrim


The bold floral abstractions of ‘Bleeding Daylight’ convey young love in a primal language of colour and gesture. What emerges is a paradox of profound opposites. Foolish, youthful passion is freeing but all-consuming. It furnishes hope yet brings despair. Such love is perfectly flawed in its overwhelming intensity but also beautiful and magical in its imperfections and surprises.


Taking inspiration from Bruce Cockburn’s song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time,” Llewellyn Skye’s effervescent, expressive bouquets are rendered with confident brush strokes in vibrant colours against dark and muted backgrounds. The work, which marries abstraction and expressionism, mirrors the sweetness and inevitable pain of the ardor of young romance, which, like the springtime, blooms with vigor but soon betrays its fragility.


‘Bleeding daylight’ recognizes that with change and loss comes a darkness. But it also affirms the need to struggle to live in the moments, however fleeting, of beauty and light.

"Through abstract florals I want to evoke the essence of young love, early romance, inevitable drama, aspiring hope and  despair. I want you to fall in and out of love" - Skye