Susana Depetris


Loftus, Australia

Preferred artistic medium

Painting, Contemporary, Drawing

Art level career

Mid career


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My work is based around the exploration of colour and how colour perception changes based on adjacent colours and tones, as well as overlapping and looking through things.

I am interested in experimenting with how colour can create or evoke feelings or emotions. To achieve this I play around with different surfaces, such as primed and unprimed canvas, plywood and paper, as well as overlapping thin layers of transparent and opaque colours and using different mediums for a variety of effects.

The colours I most often use are primary colours as well as white but after ten or more layers, the gamut of colours is quite amazing, each layer will bring to life a new set of colours, and layer by layer the painting will develop into a more complex work that needs careful observation to reveal itself.

I would like to have the opportunity to exhibit my work in group or solo exhibitions in a commercial gallery or artist run space.