In her exciting, multifaceted debut exhibition entitled ‘Explorations in Watercolour and Beyond’, Durtan explores a variety of concepts and, in her creative journey, demonstrates her explorative nature and highly developed skills as an artist, designer and craftsperson through various mediums including watercolour and sculpture. — Natasha Reisenhofer, exhibition curator.
‘Urban Landscape’ is a collection of watercolours inspired by the architecture of modern Dubai. Geometric forms, a precise watercolour style and a sensitive colour palette capture a truly unique sense of place, with Durtan’s interpretation of the Dubai cityscape featuring some recognisable cultural references, yet remaining authentic and original in both content and style. Urban Landscape is an ongoing project and the artworks on display have been selected from a larger series. Through them we see the artist experimenting with scale and modular compositions.