– Andrew Purvis –

By August 2013

Sanné Mestrom artist profile

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, Compression chamber, 2011, detail; multimedia, 5 m3; installation view, ‘Social Sculpture’ (2011), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; courtesy the artist, Chalk Horse, Sydney, and Utopian Slumps, Melbourne