GIFT by Antonia Mrljak
Antonia's approach to painting focuses on removing figurative and realistic elements. Her works are created as entirely emotional and visual expressions. This approach is inherent, and is heavily influenced by her memories and experiences as a second generation Sicilian growing up in Australia. Intrigued by difference, Antonia's artworks are like a conversation between the past and her own modern day identity.
It is from this innermost part of herself that 'Gift' was created.
A Sydney based artist, Antonia has completed both a Diploma of Fine Arts and most recently, a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sydney College Of The Arts, majoring in painting. Antonia’s art practice involves the appreciation of the modest and humble, the imperfect, the incomplete, and the transitory. A fascination with these notions and the contradiction of permanence and change, her paintings represent states that are timeless but always changing. A passionate abstractionist, the foundations of Antonia’s work stems from her early working years within fashion and styling.
Antonia’s particular approach to painting seems almost natural at times. She uses her vivid storage of memory and experience to conjure the images for the subject of her paintings. This comes from a past full of vibrancy and culture, but also turbulence and conflict. Her connection to memory is an embodied and figurative one, which is naturally processed through painting and drawings.
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