Aurelia King, ‘Deconstructed Painting’ 2022. Oil, canvas and wood.150 x 80cm. Image Courtesy: Aurelia King


Artist statement

‘Deconstructed Painting’ presents the dissected elements of a found painting. It was created through a laborious manual process of stripping, scraping and untangling. The artwork explores the process of deconstruction and undoing, to create new work - with the anatomised foundations presented in the expanded form.

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.