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Teresa Collins creates artworks that refuse to toe the line as either painting or sculpture. Collins considers her paintings as objects and playfully explores how we could engage with them off the wall. The title of this painting refers to its structure which can transform into being freestanding. Collins produced the surface image through a multi-stepped process, painting heavily onto calico material, letting paint soak through to a layer of transparent silk underneath. This distancing of the artist’s hand, using stained colour, produces areas of chance. Collins likens these small areas to glimmers of memory, snippets of overloaded imagery soaking through a hardy exterior to a delicate inner life. Collins graduated from Massey University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) and is one of the youngest artists in the collection.
Oil on silk
600 x 1200mm
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