Jana Maré / Around the House / October 09 – November 02 2013
Jana Maré’s practice explores performance in front of the camera using the artist’s body.“To perform in front of camera, to appear sculptural and at times lifeless, makes me feel alive, especially inside forbidden environments with limited time to photograph. The work is intuitive with a sense of urgency and spontaneity.”
Using the artist’s body in open, natural light, the work exhibited explores interior spaces, the psychology of the home left empty and forgotten. The body emerges as furniture, a part of the architecture, the foundations, lending to this space an exposed human presence, camouflaged and part of the urban interior landscape.
Jana Maré is a Melbourne-based artist currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art (Photography) at RMIT.
Her photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries, published in magazines and featured on over 50 websites internationally. She has been the recipient of photographic awards, including Honourable Mention Recipient of Self Portrait 2012 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris. In 2013, she won the Student category of Capture magazine’s competition Australia’s Top Emerging Photographer.
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