Homecoming by Sydney-based artist Matilda Michell explores a contemporary twist on classical still life oil painting. Matilda incorporates ordinary, everyday objects that fit so seamlessly into her classical compositions that they are barely noticeable as modern.
“My practice is built on a lifelong love of classical painting. I try to pursue the fine craftsmanship, stillness and exquisite sense of balance created by the classical masters, while bringing my own contemporary slant to it. This is usually through the introduction of a modern subject into the traditional still life context, but also manipulating classical compositional rules and juxtaposition of subjects that ‘clash’ in some way.” – Matilda Michell.
Matilda studied at the National Art School in Sydney and has exhibited around Australia in solo and group exhibitions. She has won numerous art prizes including the John Olsen Prize for Figurative Drawing and the Waverley Art Prize. Matilda’s work is held in private collections and the collection of the South Australian Museum.
Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am to 7pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 27 November to Monday 10 December 2018