"I think Tahnee Lonsdale is a tip for the top," chief curator of Saatchi Art, Rebecca Wilson said. "You can already see big things happening to her – she's commanding higher prices now than just six months ago."
Tahnee Lonsdale’s bright palette belies a seductively dark side to the paintings and, looking closer, the visitor is taken on a darkly imaginative stroll through the artist’s inner world, which is mapped onto a landscape where conventional perspective is distorted, and ambiguous narratives are revealed.
There’s something immediately engaging and inviting about Tahnee Lonsdale’s artwork. Her vibrant use of colour might be what grabs your attention initially but it’s the intricate, often macabre details that hold it whilst you decipher the multi-layered scenes full of personal references and musings on life.
Tahnee Lonsdale’s fantastical paintings are vivid and surreal. They are somewhat abstract yet strongly reminiscent of dreams or, as the case may be, nightmares. Some are rendered in moody blues, while others uncomfortably evoke raw meat or human flesh—disembodied limbs, naked breasts, uncooked chicken thighs.