Amanda Davies

Drawing in the Depth, 2006

oil on linen

120 x 120cm

From the artist

The viewer's gaze is invited to glide over the surface, to be dragged in by the net and to participate in the struggle between the surface of the painting and the illusion of depth. The view of the horizon, our natural gauge of depth in the landscape, is obscured by the net of culture.

Artist background

Born Melbourne 1968. Live and works from Premaydena, Tasmania. Exhibiting since late 1990s. Finalist in Portia Geach Award 2009; City of Hobart Art Prize 2005; Conrad Jupiter Art Prize 2003. Recipient of Rosamund McCulloch Paris Studio 2007 & Shotgun Professional Development Program 2011.