'From the Body' In this series Antonia aims to explore the relationship between body and mind, through referencing paintings of nudes translated into abstraction. She uses bold and emotionally charged shapes and tones to create images on each canvas that push past the physical body, while still drawing from it’s ability to move and create relationships with other bodies. Reference artists Francis Bacon Louise Bourgeois Lucian Frued Rodin Ron Mueck A Sydney based artist, Antonia has completed both a Diploma of Fine Arts and most recently, a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sydney College Of The Arts, majoring in painting. Antonia’s art practice involves the appreciation of the modest and humble, the imperfect, the incomplete, and the transitory. A fascination with these notions and the contradiction of permanence and change, her paintings represent states that are timeless but always changing. A passionate abstractionist, the foundations of Antonia’s works stem from her early working years within fashion and styling. Antonia’s particular approach to painting seems almost unnatural at times. She uses her vivid storage of memory and experience to conjure the images for the subject of her paintings. This comes from a past full of vibrancy and culture, but also turbulence and conflict. Her connection to memory is an embodied and figurative one, which is naturally processed through painting and drawings.