Maisie Neale is an exhibiting artist with Clare Weeks. 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 Maisie Neale
Maisie Neale is an Australian multidisciplinary artist combining sculptural elements into photo and video performance work. After winning the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize in 2016, the artist’s practice continues to focus on mundane and domestic objects re-contextualized into settings that appear unfamiliar and confusing. Utilising self-portraiture to explore the human experience, her works aim to understand her own place within it.
© Maisie Neale