by Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Mummy and daddy told us to try and draw inside colouring book lines while growing up. Rowena Martinich’s parents must have been an exception. The Melbourne-based artist is an abstract expressionist with a difference, blurring Greenbergian formalism with edgy street art practices. She has a love affair with making her mark known in everyday public places; think the shop, at school, on the train or in cafés. But her work is also displayed in the white pristine space of the art gallery, and most recently, the MECCA Cosmetica Myer store.