Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

“This body work is inspired by a recent tour of Central Australia, with a particular focus on the dramatic colours and light experienced in this unique environment. Marnie was captivated by the graphic lines defining the landscape as strong shadows are cast and the red earth and rock is illuminated, particularly during sunrise and sunset.”

Marnie Ross is a contemporary painter & printmaker based in Sydney. She has been a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Paddington Art Prize and Ravenswood Womens’ Art Prize.

Marnie’s abstract works are a response to organic forms, in particular the evolving shadow patterns cast by details seen in the natural environment. Nature’s ever-changing designs created by light, movement and time inspire multi-layered compositions of vividly coloured shapes. Her work represents the moments captured as nature is continually reorganised.

Activation of the surface is an integral part of Marnie’s practice and adds to the diversity of texture as bold graphic forms float on a base of wood or linen. Marnie explores the contrast between soft dusky tones and saturated bold colours, further enhanced by the variation of paint application with thin frosty glazes and solid layers.

To see a full listing of Marnie’s latest work click here.

Summer Projects VII runs until February 16th.