We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Highly commended

Natasha Bieniek Reflection

oil on gold mirror Dibond

127 x 85.5 cm

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