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life.e.quatic exhibition with Penny Contemporary  5th October - 24th October 2018
a bit about the piece… The life.e.quatic series is inspired by the natural aquatic environment and the creatures within. My interpretation of the complexity of structures, vivid colours and intricate patterning observed in a variety of marine creatures as well as a reference to man’s influence over the environment. This meshing of aquatic and terrestrial influences forms a symbolic representation of how coral and its surrounding ecosystems, once autonomous, must now cling to us in the hopes of maintaining their continued existence. 
 
A bit of my view… As a society, we have never before had the opportunity to be so connected, so actively observant, that now we have the means of a front row seat on our impact, our active destruction, upon the environment. In being honest, I am not an environmental artist but I do observe, and worry about, our effect on it… though I am not blameless, I am also the one who spruiks that we need to do more to save the environment while waving a one-use plastic water bottle, I am also the one seasonally fashionable to the detriment of chemicals and dyes leaching our rivers and oceans, I am also the one driving the large SUV for convenience in (art) cartage, and I am also the one taking trips offshore by plane, ship or any other fuel guzzling mode of convenience should it become available because I want to see the natural beauty that abounds in this world. I only differ in that I readily admit I do damage… but I know I also help in some ways as well. Yes, every little bit helps, however our other every little bit does damage as well… and I only hope that the animals that coinhabit this planet will fight to survive us.  
 
A bit about the materials… The works on show comprise a mix of acrylic on canvas, digitally and analogue (freehand) extruded plastic filament, 3d printing techniques as well as hand-built and cured teeth, tails and claws. 
 
A bit about me… My interests include painting, sculpture and sculptured wearables. I have an extensive working background within the fashion industry and initially influenced by garment design and construction processes, I now utilises similar principals as well as adapted 3D technologies to produce much of my sculptural work. I have also become an avid painter with a focus on reimagined landscapes and portraits, often meshed with layered characterisations. As of late, collaboration with other medium artists has also become an important part of my art life in letting other creatives enhance my works with their own design forte… this has been a wholly rewarding experience. I discovered Karen Jerzyk’s work and fell in love with her story enriched photography. Another photographer I work with is Leslie Liu, another obsessed creative who has access to an intriguing world of burlesque and other performance artists. Zoran, my partner also works hard experimenting and learning coding languages for AR development, App creation and 3D technology hardware; they , each help and compliment in adding visual layers to my art pieces. 


e.quatic.fan coral
e.quatic.fan coral
life.e.quatic.coral cluster
life.e.quatic.coral cluster
life.e.quatic.coral cluster
life.e.quatic.coral cluster
life.e.quatic.coral cluster
life.e.quatic.coral cluster
e.quatic.coral cluster1.2
e.quatic.coral cluster1.2
e.quatic.coral cluster 1.3
e.quatic.coral cluster 1.3
e.quatic.coral cluster 1.4
e.quatic.coral cluster 1.4
e.quatic.urchin 1.3
e.quatic.urchin 1.3
e.quatic.fan coral
e.quatic.fan coral
e.quatic.fan coral 1.2
e.quatic.fan coral 1.2
e.quatic.jelly 1.2
e.quatic.jelly 1.2
e.quatic.jelly 1.3
e.quatic.jelly 1.3
e.quatic.ray 1.2
e.quatic.ray 1.2
e.quatic.octopus 1.2
e.quatic.octopus 1.2
face coral red
face coral red
face coral yellow
face coral yellow
e.quatic.anemone 1.1
e.quatic.anemone 1.1
e.quatic.anemone 1.2
e.quatic.anemone 1.2
e.quatic.jelly1.4
e.quatic.jelly1.4
e.quatic.sea slug
e.quatic.sea slug
life.e.quatic.self2
life.e.quatic.self2
e.quatic.jelly 1.3
e.quatic.jelly 1.3
life.e.quatic.2.1
life.e.quatic.2.1
life.e.quatic.2.3
life.e.quatic.2.3
e.quatic.fan coral 1.2
e.quatic.fan coral 1.2
life.e.quatic.2.4
life.e.quatic.2.4
life.e.quatic.2.5
life.e.quatic.2.5
life.e.quatic.2.6
life.e.quatic.2.6
life.e.quatic.2.7
life.e.quatic.2.7
Karen Jerzyk Photo
Karen Jerzyk Photo
Leslie Liu Photo_Model @oryxart
Leslie Liu Photo_Model @oryxart
Leslie Liu Photo_Model @oryxart
Leslie Liu Photo_Model @oryxart
PENNY CONTEMPORARY
PENNY CONTEMPORARY
PENNY CONTEMPORARY
PENNY CONTEMPORARY
PENNY CONTEMPORARY
PENNY CONTEMPORARY
e.quatic.anenome
e.quatic.anenome
Artwork details:
Painting are synthetic polymer (acrylic paint) sealed on canvas  61 H x 51 W cm
Sculptures are a combination of freehand & machine 3Dprinted from ABS & TPU filament as well as hand-built clay claws, teeth.

life.e.quatic continues the aquatic theme laced throughout my sculpture, painted and wearable art pieces. works inspired by the natural aquatic environment and the creatures within. My interpretation of the complex structures, vivid colours and intricate patterning observed in a variety of marine creatures as well as a reference to man’s influence over his environment. A meshing as well as a symbolic representation of how coral and surrounding ecosystems, once autonomous must now cling to us in the hopes of maintaining their continued existence....

my lastest work as well as some special collaborative projects with friends Karen Jerzyk, Leslie Liu & Zoran Zivanovic, each helping me add a greater visual layer to my art pieces.

Exhibition PENNY CONTEMPORARY 5th  Oct. - 24th October.

To access AR layers - download the Erica Gray Artist App, made in collaboration with Zoran Architecture and available to download from the App Store.


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