Madi Whyte is an artist from the Western District in Victoria. Her practice encompasses photography, painting and sculpture. Madi is interested in exploring finite landscapes as pictorial tropes to explore languages of precision, form and the cut. Influenced by her own rural upbringing on Gunditjmara land and surrounding landscapes, Madi explores the multifarious and undulating connection she shares with the land – how it behaves as a metaphor, material and teacher.
Madi’s work proposes the artist as photographer and metalworker to discover an emblematic and personal correlation between the formal qualities of the rural Australian landscape and the abstracted spatial compositions of her images and sculptural objects. Madi has completed a Bachelor of Design where she studied Fine art and Photography.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – Rule of Three, Madi Whyte
Rule of Three emulates a search for perfect lines and bends in an upscaled form. The paper clip symbolises a pillar of connection and engagement with the Australian landscape surrounding it. Madi’s interest in earth, country and its material resources speak to the alchemy of processes, both heavily symbolising her interest in the transformational properties of heat, industrial intervention, labour and force. The search for outcome through materials is a mirror for the search for self in a location that the artist seeks.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.