Australian Rhapsody V
Australian Rhapsody V (2020)
Size: W 144cm x H 60cm
This work is a representation of the artist Seong Cho’s experiences at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, during a residency in Spain. The sudden shutdown of the busy modern world left a deafening silence, and many were plunged into isolation. In this work, the artist examines the feeling of isolation and stillness, using abstract, spinifex – like figures to symbolise the bleak and often dark loneliness that came with being separated from people and places.
The artist seeks to convey the psychological and emotional impact of the pandemic, that made many people including the artist feel like solitary spinifex tumbling aimlessly through a barren desert landscape.