Raw

21/11/17 - 03/12/1710am - 5pm dailyBondi Pavilion Gallery

Jo Katsiaris is a multi disciplinary artist working across the mediums of painting, drawing and installation.

In ‘Raw II’, Jo continues to explore themes surrounding the rawness of the human condition, the fragility of our environment and the beauty of imperfection. Jo is particularly interested in environmental sustainability,climate change and the complex issues surrounding mental health.

In exploring these important universal issues, Jo employs a number of less traditional drawing and painting materials. Materials such as fire, flood waters, tar, dirt, ash, rust, cement, bleach, coffee, tea, iron oxides, and objects salvaged from the local council clean up, are frequently used in Jo’s artworks. In doing so, Jo aims to push the boundaries of her practice and challenge the viewer to question what constitutes ‘art’.a