Sally Tape | Artist in Residence
Detail from the painting Drawing_Structure_2018, Prismacolor Pencil on Carson Drawing Paper, Sally Tape, 2018
Architecture, Minimalism and Movement
The Australian artist Sally Tape reflects on the physical space of traveling and architecture. Sally Tape’s continuous research into the links between architecture, minimalism and movement are a central theme within her artistic practice. Her primary focus is examining how this three-way relationship redefines the idea of contemporary modernism and the non-objective image, making her work less about form and shape, and more about movement and the physical experience of space.
The paintings and drawings within Tape’s practice are a juxtaposition of structures and patterns, a formal reduction, the product of condensed reference to the urban world. As with her installation and sculptural work, the structures and patterns within her paintings and drawings deliver a concept based on time, space, movement and the human body. The painting design sees the image wrapped around the sides of the canvas. Each work, like the installations, only reaching its full potential with the presence of the body in the gallery space. The audience unwittingly a participant in the work as it simulates daily activities of screen culture, architecture and movement. Flicking through, walking, in, past, around and within architecture.
Ideas and imagery that inform Tape’s practice are based around gesture, speed, fragmentation of line and movement through the constructed form of Architecture. Her artistic practice is influenced by Australian screen-based artists such as Shaun Gladwell and Daniel Crooks.
Sally Tape obtained her Advanced Diploma in Electronic Design & Interactive Multimedia at the Chisholm Institute in Moorabbin in 2001. She received her bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the Monash University in Caulfield in 2005, after which she also obtained her Fine Arts Honours in 2006.