Artist Charlotte Swiden’s Solo Sydney Exhibition Is A Love Letter To Connection

Over the previous few years, Charlotte Swiden has discovered herself questioning ‘what’s house?’

‘Regardless that our cultural and bodily areas always hold altering, some individuals will all the time be ‘house’ to us,’ she says. That is the inspiration behind the Swedish-born, Melbourne-based artist’s new exhibition, ‘Have an effect on’.

Since shifting from her house nation to Australia in her mid-20s, she’s turn out to be intimately acquainted with how relationships can transcend time and borders, and wished to ‘seize the essence of that’ in her work.

‘Bodily distance doesn’t imply that we don’t have our individuals with us. Generally we bond stronger,’ she provides. ‘Over time I’ve began to really feel extra assimilated [to Australia] and in addition extra separated. I believe a lot of my work has been a mirrored image on that interaction and battle of id.’

This philosophical narrative is woven all through her newest assortment. It options 16 summary items – stuffed with concepts she’s had in thoughts for years – lastly translated onto the canvas along with her textured, cubism-like portray fashion utilizing a mixture of acrylic paint, totally different impastos, and oil pastels. 

‘I’m all the time gathering ideas, colors, shapes, phrases, and I always sketch and collage,’ Charlotte says of her course of.

Very like a collage, her personal work are made up of fragmented, geometric shapes and ambiguous figures, layered over a muted color palette of earthy greys, blues and brown tones.

‘Whereas portray I reminisce a few friendship or an occasion,’ she provides. ‘Generally a portray is extra a few sure feeling, whereas the individuals I keep in mind will typically change. It has been so joyful and ‘loveful’ to create this physique of labor.’

And though she has embedded her personal tales into the work, Charlotte hopes the viewers will discover their very own connections within the wealthy worlds she’s created on her canvases.

See ‘Have an effect on’ on now at Saint Cloche till March 12. 
View the total catalogue of piece out there for buy on-line right here.