RMIT University

Sarah Tomasetti’s art practice is grounded in the revival of pre-modern techniques and materials such as fresco and encaustic that require the slow sensing of moisture, temperature and molecular interaction. Her practice explores how temporal processes of compression and erosion in the studio can echo cycles of land formation and disintegration through the development of the ‘stone-skin’ as both substrate for painting and fluid sculptural form. Recent works explore the inevitable enfoldment of painting into the geological strata of the Anthropocene. Sarah’s work is held in numerous public and private collections in Australia and overseas and she won the John Leslie Prize for Landscape in 2020.

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