Miranda Skoczek is one of the most interesting people you will ever meet. She is always entertaining and thought provoking, incredibly stylish yet down to earth, and has a genuine warmth about her – attributes which all make their way into her vibrant paintings.
The tail end of last year brought about some big changes for Miranda. She moved house and studio, and after completing a big solo show, took a momentary break from her practice to regroup.
In contrast, the last three months have been all about studio time. Feeling rejuvenated, Miranda has intently spent the last 11 weeks painting for back-to-back solo shows, in Melbourne and now Sydney. ‘I lived and breathed my practice and produced two solo shows. First with NKN in Melbourne, and now here at Arthouse Gallery in Sydney. It’s been epic, to say the least!’ explains Miranda.
Miranda’s current exhibition Fragments + Fantasy opened in Sydney last week, and incorporates 11 bold new abstract works. Miranda describes this latest body of work is an ‘intuitive outpouring’, inspired by the myriad of resources and reference images she has accumulated in her personal visual library.
Miranda’s approach to painting is very uncalculated – it is her intention to allow for different mediums to react organically to the surface she is working on. ‘Each work is created without preparatory drawings, as my paintings are essentially about the physical qualities of paint, the act of doing, and my spiritual, almost pious connection to them,’ she explains.
Fragments + Fantasy by Miranda Skoczek
Open now until 24th April
66 McLachlan Ave
Rushcutters Bay, NSW