Onejessa recently completed a rooftop mural on top of the Hibernian House in Sydney’s CBD. The piece is a larger than life reproduction of a mixed media piece from her latest collection Violent Harmonies that will be exhibited starting the 14th of March at M2 gallery. Using diverse painting techniques, the Australian artist constructs opulent assemblages of collages which are sometimes immortalized inside transparent resin. These often psychedelic creations are focused on exploring the concepts of mortality, religion and societal hierarchy, as well as human interaction with nature. These connections are made through subtle images of natural ecosystems with images and color schemes that arouse feelings of wealth, nostalgia and decadence. In this particular case, a skull of a dead animal dominates the turquoise background, with a few bees and floral elements wrapped around it.
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Video credit: Gabby Dadgostar.