Kirra Jamison is an Australian artist who is currently based in Melbourne. She is greatly respected in the contemporary art scene in Australia and has had many solo shows all over the continent. She says her work is an intersection between personal narratives and mythical imaginings. She plays out small occurrences and emotional shifts through indefinite symbols and archetypes. The work is dreamlike, fantastical, and emotionally loaded that allow for interpretations and reveal lost sensations. She compares her work to illustrating fairy tales, which are simple and pure expressions of humanity, the human psyche and a collective unconsciousness.
The work is greatly open to interpretation, which is one of her main goals. I think all of her work is visually very interesting and I like the whimsical qualities of it. It is really easy to blend all of her work together because so much of it looks the same, but she put thought into all the pieces. The really bright palate is interesting and allows her work to take on the whimsical, fairy tale-like quality Kirra Jamison was going for. Her work also applies to what we're doing in class. Her work is very non-objective and the goal is to allow people to interpret it their own way even though she has a story or thought process behind it.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.