wool, cotton and linen
152.5 x 92x2.5 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Jacqueline Stojanović is a first-generation Australian visual artist based in Naarm Melbourne. Engaged with an expanded textile practice, Stojanović adopts the language of abstraction in her approach to weaving, with an open use of materials from the industrial to the domestic. Taking the position that weaving is an ancient carrier of culture, Stojanović continues the practice of hand weaving within a contemporary framework as a tool to navigate shifts in collective social and material values mapping her personal time and place.
'Triptych II is one in a series of fabric paintings that I began while in residence at Lottozero in 2022 in Prato, Italy, and completed in 2023 in Melbourne. Drawing upon the foundational western modes of display unique to the renaissance period in the Tuscan region, the fabric paintings deconstruct the elements of painting using a weaver's sensibility. Unravelling histories and the materiality of painting, I have woven my own canvases using dyed linen, cotton and wool. The fibre's colours remain embedded within the weave of the canvases themselves, displayed in their polychromatic panels, its surface becoming the painting.'
Jacqueline Stojanović with her artwork 'Triptych II' 2023. Photo: Elijah Clarke.
This artwork will be on display in the 2023 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Finalist Exhibition from Saturday 25 November 2023 until Sunday 18 February 2024.
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