Tia Madden, How to Make Friends with the Voices & Blueprints for Adversaria Acrylic paint, pastel, ballpoint pen on panels, approx. 180cm x artist

Artist statement

Descending from a family touched by Alzheimer’s disease, a fear of amnesia and loss of reliable perception sparks insatiable curiosity of degenerative shifts in consciousness. mental battle between figura tion , abstraction, conviction and ambiguity Acknowledging the , these works paired to lament a possible future where language fails the self. have been Though opposing in mediums, both works attempti employ ng to automatic composition techniques to overcome the confines approach the affliction head of language that overrides thought.

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adversaria art piece for jenny brit award

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