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Jessica & Lisa Origliasso – Own Kind by Joel Rea

Jessica & Lisa Origliasso - Own Kind

Joel Rea

A portrait of
Jessica & Lisa Origliasso
Medium
Oil on canvas

Dimensions

75 x 100 cm
Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category
No specific categories
About the artwork

Of the Veronica’s, Joel Rea says: “I’ve always loved their music, their voices are beautifully powerful and when painting Jessica and Lisa I wanted to highlight how unique they actually are. The rareness of artistic twins who collaborate as a creative force from writing through to performance.” Joel wanted to paint Jessica and Lisa immersed in the nature they value the most, with the enchanting duo in an arcadian stetting. The Mirror demonstrates how they are within each other, how they hold each other up through their artful journey whilst ultimately being individuals leading their own separate unique lives.

About the sitter

Jessica and Lisa Origliasso are twin sisters from Brisbane and the Australian pop music duo “The Veronicas”.  The sisters are highly acclaimed musicians, song writers and singers. In 2010 Lisa and Jessica were honoured as Wildlife Warriors of the year for their efforts in publicising animal protection and conservation on a worldwide scale. They also advocate for Sea Shepherd and are have spoken up against  forced closures of Aboriginal Communities in Australia.

About the artist

Joel Rea is an artist working primarily with oils on canvas. Born in England, his family moved to the Gold Coast, when he was two years old. His paintings combine features of several contemporary painting genres including photorealism, surrealism and hyper-realism and integrate philosophies of the sublime in which evoking aesthetics are lead by the virtue of technical painting.

“The Mirror demonstrates how they are within each other, how they hold each other up through their artful journey whilst ultimately being individuals leading their own seperate unique lives”

Behind the scenes

I’ve always loved their music, their voices are beautifully powerful and when painting Jessica and Lisa I wanted to highlight how unique they actually are. 

The rareness of artistic twins who collaborate as a creative force from writing through to performance, they are an enchanting duo, I wanted to place them in an Arcadian setting adorned by the nature which they value the most . 

The Mirror demonstrates how they are within each other, how they hold each other up through their artful journey whilst ultimately being individuals leading their own seperate unique lives