Based in: Melbourne
// ARTIST STATEMENT
The central subject that influences my work is place and space. Using a multidisciplinary approach I focus on ideas relating to sensory thresholds, transformation and the in-between.
I make paintings and digital works that reference other artist’s work, found on the internet. Using various techniques the digital files are transformed. Through these processes, the materiality of the digital file is revealed, while retaining the original intent or meaning that the painting held when first made.
These transformative strategies are a metaphor for the transformation of the landscape through climate change, and societal concerns that never seem to be resolved or improved. The never-ending cycle that humanity plays out, without resolution. We are stuck in an in-between place.
Melbourne based Sue Beyer recently completed an MFA (research) at the VCA in Melbourne, supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. In 2018 Sue was awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award for the work created as part of her candidature.
Beyer has held solo exhibitions in Australia, and participated in group shows internationally. Sue has been a finalist in multiple prizes, and was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize in 2014. Her work is part of numerous corporate and public collections including Artbank, an Australian Government art collection.
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