‘The land we tread is a revered place, it commands one to sit and listen. To be silent in its presence awaiting its tales. To observe every scar and physically interpret that which we know little about. For it can never be taken on as a whole. It’s entirety too magnificent.”
“Marks are put down, a dialogue emerges, a rhythm builds momentum. There is much layering and colliding of marks, some are scratched, others blocked out. A process of excavation, until the artery is found, and the painting finds its course. An intangible process, that periodically evolves. It is sometimes gruelling, working on the precipice of consciousness, until reaching the sublime, when something of what one was grappling for is intrinsically revealed.”
Australian artist Amanda Schunker graduated from RMIT with a BA in Textile Design, working under the influence of revered artists such as David Band and Yvonne Audette. Today as a full time Artist, it is evident that her accomplished knowledge of colour and mark making has never left the textile skills inherent in her.
“It is the intimacy of the human response that I seek to express throughout my work. The first marks must come directly from source. I fluctuate between the internal and external dialogue of myself and the subject, often using non traditional materials.”
Amanda Schunker lives and works in Bayside Melbourne.
To see a full listing of Amanda’s latest work click here.
Summer Projects VIIruns until February 16th.