Mia Oatley‘s latest series of paintings, ‘Venus and Me’ explores themes of love, beauty, fertility, and prosperity, inspired by the Greek goddess Venus in a group of paintings and drawings.
Carrying on her edgy style we fell in love with in her ‘Dirty Pretty Things‘ in 2011 (her ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ hangs in Design Pilgrim HQ!), the ‘Venus and Me‘ paintings set her figures against a backdrop of 1960’s inspired interiors, and vibrant washes of colour inspired by Australian native birds.
“My feelings towards these subjects are tested daily, with some maturing over time. When I make work, I’m guided by intution and instinct. In my world Venus’s crown isn’t on quite right, she’s far from perfect, sexy as hell, and victory will be hers.”
Evocative, sensual works by one of Australia’s most exciting – and highly collectable! – artists.