Adriane Strampp is a finalist in the Len Fox Painting Award with Arcadia 2021. The…
Image: Untitled #10 2018 oil on birch panel 20 x 25.5 cm
Latin limin-, limen
A threshold below which a stimulus is not perceived or is not distinguished from another
Strampp’s process begins with a collection of photographs, obscure and obscured source material, a compilation of information gathered from places once visited which continue to have some pull or gravitas.
Fragments of reference material are rearranged, merged and edited to create a new ambiguous reality and sense of discord, a response painted from the artist’s personal experiences and broader response to the present global climate.
There is also a playfulness with scale, small things are made monumental and the monumental represented in a small format, whilst the painterly process oscillates between depictions of the real and explorations of the material. Not all is always as it seems.