– Sanné Mestrom –

By August 2013

Woven throughout Mestrom’s installation-based works are explicit allusions to modernist art history. Iconographic artworks of the twentieth century are appropriated and reconfigured, transformed into something at once naggingly familiar and yet new and strange. Materials are substituted; paintings are reimagined as sculptures. ... This process of translation through which Mestrom shifts and alters her source material allows for a fresh engagement with these modernist masterpieces. – Andrew Purvis

Sanné Mestrom, Soft kiss, 2011, detail; cast styrofoam, found object, timber, 120 x 80 x 55 cm; installation view, ‘The Reclining Nude’ (2011), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; courtesy the artist, Chalk Horse, Sydney, and Utopian Slumps, Melbourne