Melbourne-based artist Kate McKenzie Lewis’ work is steeped in the Australian landscape. In 2022, Lewis achieved a Masters in Contemporary Art from the VCA, University of Melbourne. Since graduation she has continued her journeys into the Australian bush, painting smaller ‘en plein air’ works, as well as larger ‘alla prima’ (in one sitting) pieces back in her Melbourne studio - forever blurring lines between fiction and reality. Lewis’s manipulation of perspective, light, colour and scale, piques the viewers curiosity creating an oscillation between imagined moments and real memory. Lewis's work is transportive; the country she depicts both stirs and subverts the viewer's memory.
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Artist image shot by Astrid Mulder.