Detached Perspective

Anya Brock

This expressive, new body of work from Australian artist Anya Brock marks a departure from her signature figurative subject matter of birds, animals and women’s faces to complete abstraction.
Brock’s work has always been driven by emotive mark making – traditionally fashioned to represent figurative subject matter. This body of work sees Anya surrender figuration completely, allowing the expressive gestures to convey the message.

Iconic for her brightly coloured figurative paintings and striking murals around Perth and Sydney, WA artist Anya Brock will be pursuing new creative styles through Anya Brock Capsule, a series of experimental capsule collections. Detached Perspective, is the first of her new body of work showcasing at PS Art Space Fremantle and explores expressive mark making and “complete abstraction”. The new series marks a clear departure from her original work, with a sophisticated palette of tones blues and fluid brush strokes created using various techniques.

Brock’s recent move back from Sydney to her home town of Fremantle, sparked the move to create this capsule collection.“After growing up and learning to create in such an isolated city, I found the fast pace of Sydney to be quite restrictive on my work. Since moving home to Fremantle, I’ve been able to find space, both physically and psychologically, to create a body of pure abstract work,” says Brock.

Images courtesy of the artist