Spy Miranda Skoczek’s painted whimsy at Edwina Corlette
The fanciful creations of Melbourne-based Miranda Skoczek are on display at innovative, Valley-based Edwina Corlette Gallery. Harnessing a vibrant palette and quirky symbolism, Miranda’s works are a celebration of the realm of fun and fantasy.
Each painting allows viewers a glimpse into a different fantasy world – where candy colours clash and intermingle with loud shapes and structure. Pieces also carry well-matched whimsical names, such as Spirit Garden and Magic Bear in Pink.
Iconography from a variety of different cultures is also incorporated, inspired by Miranda’s own travels around the globe. These symbols range from folk art to traditional Japanese woodblock prints and Islamic architecture. Embellishment features heavily in the art, with each piece created with a lavish layering of colour, texture and object. Of just as much influence to Miranda’s art also seems to be imagination, which features heavily in a range of paintings that blend both vibrancy and exoticism to create a new kind of reality.
@ Edwina Corlette Gallery, October 16 to November 3