3 December 2021 > 27 February 2022
Tuesday to Sunday - 11AM > 4PM
Your choc-mint pelvik floor is so boring presents a collection of recent ‘fictional’ book paintings and works on paper that have been inspired by social trends such as the self-help book and the wellness industry. Hoyle's work also addresses more serious issues related to consumerism and the environment with an ironic and sometimes absurd approach that combines comedy and tragedy in equal measure.
IMAGE > [Top] Anna Hoyle, Books, 2021, gouache and acrylic on paper & wood. Image courtesy of the artist.
IMAGE > Anna Hoyle, HELFFY HELF-SELP, 2021, gouache and acrylic on paper & wood, 21 x 29cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
IMAGE > Anna Hoyle, EXTREEM BANDICOOTZ HOT BUTTERED, 2021, gouache and acrylic on fabriano paper, 42 x
58cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
IMAGE > [Below] Anna Hoyle, OXYPAMYLITE, 2021, gouache and acrylic on fabriano paper, 42 x 58cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
These new works showcase the artist's vibrant graphic style , which mimics the zeal and optimism of the industries that Hoyle subtly critiques.
Reflecting on her material choice of gouache and acrylic on fabriano paper, Hoyle has said, “Gouache paint is both direct and luscious, flat and unforgiving: a beautiful medium with which to humorously play with socio-cultural habits and language in a graphic manner”.
Presented as both ‘fictional’ book paintings and graphic text-based paintings, I see the works as humorous,
self-deprecating musings on the pressures of recent trends in society amidst an age of many anxieties,
self-help /wellness methodologies and material and existential overload.
In this work I have also built on my love for the aesthetics of text in my found and invented phrases.
Anna Hoyle, 2021
Anna has a Master of Fine Art by Research from Monash University and a First-Class Honours degree from The Victorian College of Arts. She has received numerous awards for her works on paper and her work is held in The National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, SBS and La Trobe University. She is currently working on a collection of text-based gouache paintings and a book of her fictional book paintings as well as lecturing in Graphic Design at Victorian College of the Arts.
IMAGE > Anna Hoyle in her studio. Image courtesy of the artist.
Source: artist's website.
Sunday 30 January 2022, 11AM - 12PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook
Join this year’s Linden Postcard Show 2021-22 winning artists in conversation with curator, Juliette Hanson.
ART FOR WHOLE FAMILY!
In partnership with NGV Kids on Tour, Linden is excited to continue our school holiday activities with take-home art packs and explore online for all ages.
Thursday 24 February 2022, 6.30PM - 7.30PM at Linden New Art.
Join curator Juliette Hanson for a lively conversation with Melbourne-based artist Anna Hoyle.