Fremantle based artist Jacinda Bayne has a long and close association with the landscape. In her latest solo exhibition, Familiar Land, Jacinda extends her innate connection with nature, rekindling memories and feelings evoked by the natural landscape.
These seemingly ambiguous landscapes are a cognitive representation of her identity. Bodies of water and reflections feature prominently and stimulate intimate memories, intending to remind the observer of previous experiences and their natural human need to connect and re-connect with the landscape.
“When you think of your land and where you are from, you think of the topography of the place, what it looks like. Subconsciously, you think of the light, the colours, the climate and the terrain. It stimulates an essential human need – a sense of belonging.”
This collection of vibrant, yet subtle, oil paintings are the result of a process unique to Jacinda. The building up and taking away of numerous layers of thin glazes of rich pigment delivers a luminous quality to the surface. Her colour palette is somehow calming and energising at the same time. This, combined with the sheer scale of the large canvasses (some up to 2 metres in size), allow you to truly immerse yourself in the work and transport you to a place you once knew.