Living History [Bundoora Homestead]

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Type of Object
ink, gouache on paper
When Made
Public Description: 

In Living History [Bundoora Homestead], Ju Yuen Merran Chew fluidly captures the fleeting nature of time and movement through perceptual drawing. Her ethereal depiction of the ground floor interior of Bundoora Homestead involves the layering of images to create a space where the different qualities of textures and patterns intersect; each component changing another by its presence.

Ju-Yuen Merran Chew’s art practice is concentrated primarily around drawing. She is attracted to the visual qualities of translucency, multiplicity and complex or interconnected structures. Her interests include exploring visual perception and tactile response, subjective visual experiences, memory and drawing, and drawing and creativity. Chew has exhibited in group exhibitions and art prizes around Victoria since receiving the Zurich Australia Scholarship (Visual Arts) in 2002. She was a winner of the Darebin Art ShowLiving History [Bundoora Homestead] © Ju-Yuen Merran Chew

Makers Statement: 
The act of drawing from life is a way of distilling my encounters with the visible world. It allows me to embed fleeting perceptions of forms in transition, and to explore their spatial and temporal patterns. Drawing lends itself to a dwelling in between the momentary and the durational, between now and then, and degrees of intimacy and remoteness. I seek a rhythm of stillness and vibration in my images, and strive to express the liminal state of becoming.