Anya Pesce is an Australian born, Sydney based artist.
Her practice explores concepts of contemporary painting, with a focus on surface as the external skin that embodies the themes explored in her work. These themes include material, embodiment, and excess, which together with manipulation of texture and visual aesthetics manifests in her works through a glossy exterior.
Studying at the National Art School, Pesce began to question traditional materials associated with painting, seeking out alternatives. Her work is best described as a fusion of painting and sculpture. Transforming the material to mimic fabric and suggested body, the forms become an implied gesture, which alludes to the world of art-fashion-design. Frozen swirls of movement in the material act to conceal and reveal something hidden under the surface, evocative of its content.
For Pesce, the sensation experienced by the viewer is crucial in determining what art can offer. Art can transfix and transport instantly, taking the mundane into the hyper-real. Tactility and sensory phenomena, via vision and touch are the essence of her work. Artists can manipulate the tactile connections related to body and exploit external material qualities to arouse sensation and perception in the viewer.
Anya Pesce is represented by .M Contemporary Gallery in Sydney.
Pesce completed MFA at National Art School in 2017 and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
2022 Finish Fetish. Solo show .M Contemporary
2021 Oceania and Auckland Art Fair. FHE Galleries, New Zealand
2020 Anya Pesce COVID-19. Solo exhibition M Contemporary
2021 Orbit. Mona Foma, Tasmania
2019 30 x30: pret-a-porter. Abstract Gallery Space, Paris
2019 New Modern RNOP- The Road Paintings. Fivewalls, Melbourne
2017 MFA National Art School, Sydney
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Tags (wall sculpture, bright abstract sculpture, plastic moulded)