Artist #019: Sarah Leea Petkus

Drawing inspiration from a deep connection with, and reverence for the wilderness, my work aims to touch a more primal element in the human psyche. Both ethereal and raw, I attempt to portray the animals in my drawings, not as generic archetypes of their species, but as individuals. Though deeply symbolic in appearance, I do not prescribe such symbols into my work, but rather allow these images to come to me as visions only to later try to decipher their meaning once complete.

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Artist #018: Ron Mueck

Mueck’s sculpture responds to the minute details of the human body, playing with scale to produce engrossing visual images (a style known as hyperrealism). Mueck spends a long time, sometimes more than a year, creating each sculpture. His subject matter is deeply private, and is often concerned with people‚Äôs unspoken thoughts and feelings.

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Born in 1958 to German parents in Melbourne,

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Artist #017.5: Sas Christian

Born in London in 1968, the eldest of four. She was a shy introverted child lacking in self confidence with a passion for drawing.

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At 13 she was sent away to boarding school, a Church of England private girls school with compulsory morning and evening chapel services. http://saschristian.com/about/

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Artist #017: Troy Brooks

B. 1972 in Ontario, Canada. No formal training. My mother was a still life painter. I first learned to draw by sketching the work of the great classic Hollywood photographers George Hurrell, CLarence Bull and Edward Steichen. Their images of icy art deco goddesses profoundly influenced me. That sort of dramatic lighting and enigmatic pansexuality is sunbaked into the visual themes of my work. I began exhibiting in 2010 and my girls have since made their way through galleries on three continents.

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