From the rainforests and rivers of Valdivia, Chile, internationally acclaimed oil painter Carolina Godoy brings her vibrant riverscape paintings to Henley on Thames’ award-winning River & Rowing Museum for a new solo exhibition, entitled ‘Synchronos’ (1 February – 1 June 2014).
The exhibition will showcase a range of her vivid and colourful oil paintings depicting rowing scenes that capture the emotion of the water with striking aptitude. Godoy, an ex-rower herself, draws inspiration from her experience in the Chilean National Rowing Team, where she won a Silver Medal in the World Rowing Championships. Having painted all her life, Godoy refined her oil painting at Universidad Austral de Chile. The artist has exhibited all over the world in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Switzerland and now, for the first time Great Britain.
Chilean artist, Carolina Godoy, says: “I’m very happy and grateful to the River & Rowing Museum because for me it’s a great opportunity to show my artwork given the worth, tradition and the passion that Rowing leads in UK. Through my new exhibition, Synchronos, I want to display that the many contrasts found in the sport of Rowing: strength versus elegance, shock versus softness, the calm of the steady state paddling vs. the chaos of the race.”
Suzie Tilbury, curator of exhibitions at River & Rowing Museum, said: “It is such a pleasure to be showing Carolina’s work and showcasing rowing art from this talented Chilean artist. Her work captures the energy of the sport in a unique way. I would encourage everyone to visit the exhibition but also to look at her website as she also creates beautiful works inspired by the natural environment of her home city.”
The award-winning River & Rowing Museum, recently ranked in the Top 50 Museums in the world by The Times, announced record visitor numbers last year and looks set for another exciting year of exhibitions, workshops and activities with a jam-packed programme for the whole family.