ARTISTS | Charmaine Pike
Charmaine Pike works and lives in inland New South Wales. Her painting practice reflects the rich tones of the natural land forms that populate the area where she lives. However, her works are far from representational landscapes. Rather, they distort form, colour and line, and mostly look inwards exploring psychological tension. Landscape forms are personified and relate to each other within the picture plane, playing out are aspects of the human condition such as alienation and isolation, loneliness, conflict, despair, struggle. Offset with humour, Pike’s lyrical and chromatically rich landscapes are at times comical and absurd in an attempt to create a unique visual language.
Pike studied at NSW’s College of Fine Arts and has had five solo exhibitions.