Angela McHarrie is a West Australian artist with a multidisciplinary practice.
McHarrie's works are influenced by the potential she sees in formal aesthetic elements and visual symbols. This manifests in paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs which feature a reduction of signs to their elemental presence and take cues from reductive and geometric abstraction. Other works challenge perception or emanate from her interest in codes and text.
Her works are a three way partnership between idea, aesthetic and materials. Formally, they reflect her interest in shape, line, volume, colour and spatial relationships. They are also expressive of something personally intuited in the making process. She experiments extensively with colour relationships and proportion seeking to portray a sense of equilibrium. A palpable balance between forms, colours and space; a harmonious wholeness.
She places substantial value on making with an emphasis on precisely rendered works which strive to eliminate distracting elements that might interfere with the viewer's experience.
McHarrie holds a Bachelor of Art from Curtin University and is a member of the Vice-Chancellor's List. She maintains a strong commitment to exhibiting and her work is held in public, corporate and private collections. She has completed over twenty public art commissions over the past ten years, many in collaboration with Tony and Ben Jones.
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