2020 Finalists

Janelle LOW

Artist statement: ‘Untitled III (from the family archives)’ belongs to an ongoing series exploring familial ties, cultural loss and the nature of memory.

Reworking archival family photographs, the processes used oscillate between taking control and letting go of control to evoke a sense of intimacy while simultaneously embodying distance as well.

Side by side the works create a ‘family album’ of sorts, and reflect upon the space between my cultural heritage, Western upbringing and deeply rooted feelings of filial piety.


Untitled III (from the family archives)  2021
from the series Disintegrate
pigment ink-jet print, 24k gold leaf
18.0 x 12.0 cm
courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, (Melbourne)


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