Working in delicate layers of watercolour washes, Sydney-based artist Monika Viktoria creates an elusive world woven from whispers and memories. I recently came across her current series, Of Lace and Moss, which is a collection of romantic portraits rendered with touching detail and soft nuances of colour.
We asked Sydney artist Anthony Lister what Aussie nightlife means to him. In typical style, his answer was blunt and a touch mysterious: ‘sticking to the shadows is paramount’. If we were to elaborate, we’d suggest a handful of monsters and superheroes are sneaking between shadows, stealing cover in the gritty darkness of building enclaves and alleyways. Or perhaps on his canvas. [artwork by Anthony Lister]
Sydney-based artist Rebecca Hillis has a wonderful obsession for gypsy characters, female bodies, and dancing. All of this together, sometimes. Her mix of abstract and impressionism seems to evoke a transient world where women are either divas or devils. She is now showing in Melbourne at the Amethyst Art Space.