My artwork, Reflection, pairs intricate oil painting with a large gold-mirrored surface. Its sleek physical appearance embodies my interest in present-day image trends. As a culture, we are obsessed with recording and documenting our surroundings. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves and, as a result, we often experience our environment through screens. If we don’t truly absorb our surroundings, I wonder how this will impact on real experience. My painting explores my ongoing interest in the relationship between people and nature within an urban context.
Natasha Bieniek, 2019
Highly commended in the Wynne Prize 2019