What does a ‘safe space’ mean to you? To multidisciplinary artist Johanna Tagada, it is the embodiment of intimacy passed back and forth in meaningful conversation with a like-minded person. It’s a whispered confession, or a common concern; it’s temporal and spatial; at once ephemeral and everlasting.
In a new body of painterly works dedicated to precisely this moment of magic, Tagada depicts the coming-together of women to share tea, thoughts, ideas and energy. Through soft strokes and evocative colour palettes, she conjures the essence of her closest friends and collaborators, preserving them in an instance of power and vulnerability.