Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D 2013 - Winner
[Image courtesy of the artist]
Celeste Chandler | Title: lovesick 7 | Medium: oil on linen on round stretcher | Size: 70 x 70 cm | Date completed: 2012
lovesick 7, is from a series of paintings that represent my face disfigured and obscured by a fluid substance, often obliterating features; the mouth, eyes or ears become sensual opening and moments of clarity - markers to navigate the ambiguities of surface.
Each painting is an act of remaking the self, and I do not render the face so much as the substance that both reveals and conceals it.
I think of these paintings as psychological spaces, a place to explore the relationship between painting and empathy.