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Madeleine Kelly Artist

All Images © Madeleine Kelly 2018.

The Elephants’ Shelter, 2006.

The Elephants' Shelter, 2006. Through a kind of surreal anamorphosis, these paintings reflect our current political...

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The Elephants Shelter.
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The Elephants' Shelter, 2006.

Through a kind of surreal anamorphosis, these paintings reflect our current political reality to expose its hidden side – dreams, desires, hallucination. Thin washes of paint evoke a sense of environmental forecasts – in particular, global warming. Sole figures enact activities in largely uninhabited landscapes; trees morph while nature eerily hangs in strange balance against potential collapse. Many of these works were painted during an Australia Council residency at the Cité Internationale, Paris.