Remi Stewart

Artist’s Statement

My work has developed from my interest in street art. During my teenage years I began stencilling, making cut out images, spray painted onto canvas and paper. My stencilled images of ordinary and everyday objects are given special focus when applied to the spray painted medium.

My recent work developed from producing cut out stencilling to using the technique of cut out paper masking. I found through the process of spray painting and paper masking you can create works that are free flowing and show a real sense of movement.

When used together paper masking and spray painting creates the freedom to be open to where the painting takes you, therefore allowing for artistic freedom to explore and appreciate making forms that move and integrate as the work comes together. This medium creates options to use colours and shapes that overlay and become repetitive. The overlaying of repetitive patterns of colour and form build up in a dynamic and stimulating way.

My interest in music as a DJ in dance clubs has also influenced my practise as reflected by the visual representation of rhythmic shapes, colours and textures, simular to the repetitive sounds and rhythmns in dance music.


CV

Education

2009 – 2010 Completed 2 year course and gained a Diploma of Graphic Design (GO TAFE) Wangaratta Campus

2003 – 2008 VCE Certificate – Wangaratta High School, Ovens College and Wangaratta High School

Employment

2006 – Current Safeway Wangaratta – Part-Time Customer Service Cashier Woolworths Albury

Music DJ Groove Saint Night Club Albury NSW

Music DJ Cloud Nine, Wah Wah, Brown Alley and TFU

Signed to Flat Belly records – 1 song

Apprenticeship in Sign writing – Signs by Knight, Wodonga.

Awards

Wangaratta Jazz Festival Art Youth Award 2001

Wangaratta Jazz Festival Art Youth Award 2004

Wangaratta Jazz Festival Art Youth Award 2007

North East Sculpture Event Current Student Award 2003

North East Sculpture Event Current Student Award 2005

North East Sculpture Event Current Student Award 2006

Collections

Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection

Private collections

Exhibitions

Passages Exhibition 2002, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

North East Sculpture Event Current 2006, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

Jazz Art Exhibition 2006, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

Jazz Art Exhibition 2009, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

Exit 2010-Final Year GOTAFE Art Student Exhibition,Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

The Shilo Project 2011- NETS Vic Touring Exhibition,

Jazz & Blues Improvisations 2013- Invited artists, Wangaratta Art Gallery

Stencil Unmasked 2015, Bainz Gallery High Country Library Wangaratta

Stencil Unmasked 2016 Pop Up 2, Milawa Pop Up Gallery

Exhibitions

MAMA Art Prize Exhibition 2016, MAMA Murray Art Museum Albury