Folding Colour and Flattening Objects
Sanne Koelemij will present 'Folding Colour and Flattening Objects' - vibrant, hard-edged and mixed media artworks in the Nishi Gallery exhibition Shake It Up, curated by Professor David Williams AM and Anna Trundle.
Purposely choosing to paint on found or recycled materials, Sanne has an interest in discarded materials and why they might have lost their ‘function’ in our everyday lives. Her transformative processes turn unwanted materials into bright, positive colour fields that are engaging and, in some situations, interactive.
She will be super-sizing this unique artistic process by working on a large-scale mural on the day of the festival - painting, assembling and deconstructing her work as part of a live studio. Watch this wonderful Canberran artist at work as the surface transforms and comes to life with colour and texture. From 2.30pm - 7pm in the Dionysus Courtyard.
About the Artist
Sanne Koelemij is working and living in Canberra as a Visual Artist. She has a studio at M16 Artspace and has exhibited her work locally, interstate and internationally. Sanne graduated from the ANU School of Art in 2015 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). In 2016 she participated in five local exhibitions, two of which were solo shows, and an interstate exhibition. Also in 2016, her thesis won the Oceania Regional Award for Visual Arts and Design at The Undergraduate Awards, Dublin. Sanne's work explores colour, shape and materiality through abstract painting. She enjoys using found materials to create large colour field artworks. Currently Sanne is exploring ways in which her painting language can be developed towards large installations and mural paintings.