Mia Schoen

Breadalbane, 2009

oil & thread on line

81.5 x 152.5cm

From the artist

My painting reveals a particular place in an observational manner similar to the topographical explorers/painters on the 18th and 19th centuries when landscape was a form of mapping and data gathering. On first encounter may landscape could be described as realistic. Closer inspection reveals elements from which they are constructed.

Artist background

Born Bonn, Germany 1972. Currently living in Melbourne. Exhibiting since 1996. Finalist in Glover 2008 & 2009; John Leslie Prize 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012.