01 Bryce Anderson

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016 – Finalist


artwork

[Image courtesy of the artist]

Bryce Anderson | Untitled (Physical Folds, Broken Molds) | 2016 | oil on canvas | 75 x 100 x 4 cm

Artist Statement

The painting Untitled (Physical Folds, Broken Molds) portrays a young woman gazing outside of the picture plain, distracted or fixated on what the terrain within the painting may suggest, this stillness and coy expression as her hands lay wayside is juxtaposed with an image of a bronze statue by Bertram Mackennal (The Dancer, 1904). The contrast between these subjects suggests the interest and importance of Historical Australian art and its influences on the modern day.

The detachment of the figure from the landscape also suggests my interest in memory and how the familiar terrain of Northern New South Wales is projected into the back of my subconscious.