This work is a powerful expression of belonging set in an orange and black canvas. Not dissimilar to a flag, the images are reminiscent of other icons yet with a personal connection to the viewer. Like all of Sue's work, we are challenged to make sense of the dialogue and find our own meaning in her intention.
Sue Ninham is an Adelaide based artist who has been exhibiting since 2002. Painting in oil on canvas and watercolour on paper primarily, her work explores form and colour through abstraction. She finds the process of non-representation challenging, stimulating her intellectually. Working continuously to experiment with content, materials and technique, she believes her work is enriched by the confidence gained from abandonment and experimentation.
Sue is the winner of the 2012 Adelaide Fringe poster award. Her work is held in collections nationally and internationally. She draws inspiration from a life-time of observation. A playful, inquisitive person by nature, Sue seeks out the offbeat.
She believes in the benefit of experimenting with materials because the unfamiliarity of the medium causes her to ‘forget’ what it is she is painting. Sue loves working this way because it is risky and unpredictable and therefore fun.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 34 x 64 cm
$190 per month*