Clare Weeks is an exhibiting artist with Maisie Neale. This artist pair is exhibiting in virtual presentation only.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
First meeting as teacher and student, artists Clare Weeks and Maisie Neale soon solidified their bond exhibiting together in ‘The Artist as Mentor’ in 2016. Since that time, they have both continued their respective practices while maintaining an aesthetic connection which binds them. Joint interests in themes of human experience and exploration of self, have seen the pair continue to influence each other’s work over the years. Clare often finds herself in awe of Maisie’s conceptual approach to her practice and is fortunate to be someone that her friend still confides her ideas with. Both artists utilise self-portraiture as a means to challenge the viewers perceptions of femininity and the divergence between internal and external experiences of the individual. Utilising soft, feminine and often erotic aesthetics the artists lead the audience into a viewing experience that is both intriguingly rhythmic yet strangely repellent.
Artist Bio for Clare Weeks
Clare Weeks is a Photomedia artist working primarily in digital and performance video art. In 2011 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and since this time has documented through visual, text and oral means, the artists’ experience of living with dis-ease. Using her own body as the site of transgression her aim is to make visual the un-seen experience of living with chronic illness. As a practicing artist, she has created photographic, video and installation work and has shown in solo and group exhibitions Australia wide.
© Clare Weeks