Art Lovers Prize shortlist 2019, 2020
Perth based Australian artist, possibly best known for my strong use of high key colour and pattern.
My inherent contradictions in my colourful creations sway between a love of pattern, abstraction, nature and the human psyche.
A playful enthusiasm for creating, plus my education in Theatre Arts and Art and Design influence my work, along with the world around me.
I have participated in numerous group shows and my artworks reside in homes across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and recently the USA.
The practice of creating artworks on paper began out of a desire to work in a creative flow, in-between painting larger works on canvas and board.
All artworks featured here are originals, not prints, unless otherwise stated.
Some people think or expect that you should make the same kinds of art forever because it creates a convenient narrative… I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions. (Kiki Smith)