To read each artists full artist statement, click on one of their artworks below.
“The aesthetic of my work is somewhat ‘tacky’ and explores different concepts of social issues, psychology, as well as celebrating the ‘ordinary’ moments in life we all connect with.”
Giorgia McRae is a Sydney based artist who is strongly influenced by cubist and abstract shape, colour and composition. Her works incorporate Sydney’s distinctive sandstone as the base of her brightly painted steel sculptures.
“The intended layering of these works on canvas into installations recalls the way areas of land contrast and interact with one another, especially the coast with its jagged overlaps of water and rock. This overlapping exposes two manifestations of the submerged realms described by the Ancient Greeks as ‘chthonic’, the subaqueous and the subterranean.”
“My practice is concerned with the relationship between the viewer and my work. I wish for my work to be both intimate and intriguing, engaging the viewers interest in the process and the materials.”
“My work exists in the expanded ﬁeld of painting, influenced by abstraction and minimalism. Space, negative space, light and surface are my main focus. Bringing together matter and physicality by cutting, folding and stitching directly into the surface of my painting.”
“My body of work ‘Turn of the Decade’ is a series of ceramic wall pieces that encourage the discourse of colour, shape and pattern in compositions that strive for harmonious simplicity. The wall mounted work breaks free from the traditional nature and presentation of ceramics, allowing the work to be seen in the same realm as painting usually is.”