In his 1991 book 'National Life and Landscapes: Australian Painting 1900-1940', Ian Burn wrote about…
Strampp’s images are so delicately and finely layered onto linen, that if the light falls at a certain angle a glimpse of something tangible can appear, then leave without a trace. At other times roads, rivers, distant lights, smoke and other signs of life come into view through painted swathes of canvas that cast shadow or emanate light. These tricks with materials and brush are what make her work so compelling. In them exists an otherness between truth and fiction. Are these places real or conjured from the imagination?
Excerpt from essay by Marita Smith
Video of gallery installation with narrative by artist here. (3 minutes).
View catalogue here.
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