Museum of Brisbane

Michelle Eskola: Quasi Things

  • 14 Sep - 18 Nov 2018
  • Exhibition now closed

Created during her residency at the Museum, Michelle Eskola’s new artwork series Quasi Things consciously attempts to resist definition

Michelle Eskola: Quasi Things

Michelle Eskola was Artist-in-Residence at the Museum from 15 August to 6 September, and under the watchful and curious eyes of our visitors she created her new artwork series Quasi Things.

Michelle sees Quasi Things as a series of paintings that consciously attempt to resist definition.  The works respond to the architecture of the Museum without representing it, attempting instead to articulate its atmosphere.

The influence of the building’s classical formalism is clear in the works, yet the forms are reduced and abstracted in idiosyncratic and intuitive ways to unfold a kind of mental landscape. Quasi Things delves into ideas of duality such as light and depth, structure and silence as a metaphor for representing the mind as a kind of space that also has architecture.

Michelle is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice traverses painting, textile, and installation, often incorporating repetitious iconography and labour intensive techniques. She completed an Honours Degree in Fine Arts, Visual Arts Practice at the Queensland University of Technology (2008) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts (2014).  She has exhibited extensively both locally and nationally, and her works feature in many private, corporate and public collections throughout Australia.

Find out more about Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence program here.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is supported by Mr Tim Fairfax AC and Museum of Brisbane donors.

Above and banner: In progress image of Michelle Eskola’s Quasi Things taken during her residency. Photo Michelle Xen