Junko Go

West Tamar Highway, Tasmania, 2009

acrylic, pastel & charcoal on canvas

167 x 83cm

From the artist

I approach the landscape not for its literal imagery, but for its associative qualities, which are reflective in a special way of living within the Tasmanian rural experience. My goal is to make the image which is strong and soft, bold and precise, beautiful an ugly, figurative and abstract, all at once. What really matters ton art making to me is a kind of awareness – a being able to say 'I am as I am'.

Artist background

Born Shiga Japan 1955. Migrated to Australia 1992. Lives in Greens Beach, Tasmania. Exhibiting since 1992 including solo at Gallery 101 Melbourne and Carnegie Gallery Hobart. Winner of Tasmanian Art Award 2001 & 2002. Finalist in Glover Prize 2005, 2008 & 2009.