Miso is a Melbourne based artist who has been exhibiting extensively through out Australia and internationally since 2008. She is collected by The National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Victoria, University of Queensland Art Museum and the National Gallery Of Victoria.
Everywhere I Have Ever Been by Miso is an exhibition of works on paper influenced by her last few years of travel, along with her personal fascination of the way we internalise and remember cities. The works are combinations of city blocks and odd memories, imbedded & intertwined within really personal objects the artist has carried with her through her journeys (shoes, a bra, a passport) & woven together with the structure of things bigger than herself (a moon, a spiders’ web, geodes, constellations). All the city blocks fade in & out of her own memories and memory lapses, dotted like constellations. Miso is really fascinated how similar city structures are to natural ones.
The images on the works are pin-pricked into paper, carved back from a blank sheet. Instead of adding anything to it, she reduces & reduces to make the forms. Inspired by Dorothy Napangardi, moving across land and the idea of dreaming and mapping a place bit by bit, the communities and stories from all sorts of different memories.
The results really calm & calculated works, tokens of places which are both disciplined & restrained, meditative & deliberate, a deep contrast to the physical process of creating the work, which took her to a feeling of being in really chaotic places – the London in the riots or Tokyo not long after the Fukushima earthquakes, the Arab Spring protests in Saudi Arabia along with her own chaos as well. The outcome is a physical body of work which is a combined reflection of something that before was just ephemeral experience and memories.
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