Madeleine Cruise is an emerging artist currently living and working in Newcastle New South Wales Australia. Her interdisciplinary art practice uses soft sculpture and painting to create sensational objects and abstract images that explore emotional experience in contemporary life. Driven by a desire to make complex situations tangible, her work investigates such themes as sexuality, relationships and social status, within a personal and broader social context.
In a creative process that explores material equivalents between painting and sculpture, Madeleine creates immersive sensual and tactile environments for contemplation. Interconnected materials, colour and form represent the convergence of physical and emotional experience, articulating what is felt, seen and heard but what often goes un said.
Consistently provocative, Madeleine’s work invites discussion about common cultural anxieties, whilst maintaining a playful and engaging aesthetic.