Fiona Schoer

Her Soundless Words, 2021

43 × 32 cm
Her Soundless Words is one of the first works in which I began disassembling op-shop frames, experimenting with ways of reinterpreting unwanted or discarded objects. After peeling away papers on the rear of the frame, oil paint is applied, using imperfections and supports, such as nails to guide application. Viewing this surface as a secret space my methodology explores the idea of the memory of objects, and what those objects might imbue during their time co-habiting alongside us. This work explores complex narratives surrounding the human condition and seeks to give voice to those who feel they have none, in particular those experiencing domestic violence. Altered form and illegible text convey a disjointed and illogical reality. A reality in which nothing makes sense and voices are unheard.
Fiona Schoer is a Melbourne based artist whose practice investigates body/object relations through the act of abstraction. Embracing the potentialities of found objects her methodology follows an intuitive process, deconstructing and reassembling items to produce small to medium scale sculptures and paintings. Through both mediums her practice investigates the memory of objects found within the domestic space. Privileging process and materiality her works seek to reposition ideas of value and celebrate the unseen and unnoticed. Completing a Diploma of Visual Arts at Latrobe College of Art and Design,2013, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), 2016, she has exhibited in various group exhibitions. Her first solo exhibition was in Melbourne in 2021 and she is a finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, 2022.

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