2017 Finalists

Sonia PAYES

Artist statement: In the lenticular print ‘Transient information’, past, present and future are united through the shifting expression of one of Africa’s Maasai population. Emerging from darkness, the piercing white eyes of this scarred but proud figure gaze at us from a place of knowing. As the viewer moves back and forth, a communicative channel between temporalities opens up – a sleek-faced, curious future-self observing their past incarnation – before the indominable warrior’s mortal eyes flash shut. Given that past informs future, and death engenders new life, as the viewer’s perspective changes, those eyes flicker between states: resulting in a visually striking illustration of life’s eternal, regenerative cycles.

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Sonia PAYES
Transient information  2019
lenticular print
120.0 x 89.0 cm
courtesy of the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries (Melbourne)

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