synthetic polymer on linen
101.5cm x 101.5cm
Courtesy of the artist
Born in Slovenia, Magda Cebokli grew up in Australia. Prior to becoming an artist, she worked as a psychologist in both the research and clinical areas. She lived and studied art in New York and Hong Kong, returning to Australia to complete a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and a MA by Research (2001) at RMIT. Her paintings are hard-edged geometric, non-objective works focusing on interconnected themes: the movement between light and dark, the structure of space, uncertainty and order. Painting full time, she exhibits regularly & her work is held in both private & public collections in Australia & overseas.
'Alhambra #6 is part of a series reflecting on the poetics of space of the Alhambra in Spain. It is theorized that its Nasrid architects designed this complex of buildings on a simple proportional system utilising progressive diagonals: the square roots of 2, 3 and 5. Following through on this idea, I used the same proportional system as a strategy for creating paintings in which I explore the harmonics of space and reflect on the movement between dark and light and the interplay between sun and shadow that is experienced as one moves through the Alhambra's inner and outer spaces.'
Magda Cebokli with her artwork 'Alhambra #6' 2021. 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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