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Cathryn McEwen
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  • Sydney NSW
  • Australia
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Queen's University Canada / UTS Sydney
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November 10, 1999
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currently looking for gallery representation.
About my artwork
Over the past 3 decades I have been exploring body language and movement in order to invite the viewer to relate to figures, animals and other subjects in a unique way. Close-ups combined with distorted perspective and tight cropping, allow for an intriguing deeper emotional connection with the subject.

My latest work explores figures with the dualities of their ‘potential’ hidden psyches incorporated through the use of distorted reflections in water and through the use of shadows. I am interested in the idea of expressing an alter ego within a figurative representation, perhaps to reveal an underlying ‘darker’ side, or a hidden trait or association, or even a truer ‘self’.
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Adaptability can be good for the soul and one’s work.  I have just completed 4 weeks at the Ondarte Residency in Akumal Mexico and several new paintings with a welcome return to figurative work.

It’s easy for us to play it safe, but then what’s the point of making safe art? I highly recommend a residency experience for those of you who are looking for a way to move forward in your work. When you put yourself in a position of vulnerability; a totally new environment; surrounded by a… Continue

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 3:19

More Rumbling in the Jungle (Ondarte continued)

One year ago today I said goodbye to my friends at MIRA (Martignano International Artist Residency) in Italy having spent 2 months there. And here I am …three weeks into my next residency at the new Ondarte International Artist Residency in Akumal,…

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 14:50

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