2022 ARTIST BIOS | Madi Whyte

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About Madi Whyte

Madi Whyte uses finite landscapes as pictorial tropes to explore languages of the line and the cut. This body of work focuses on atypical viewpoints, geographic coordinates and the examination of her composite relationship to various landscapes, forms and topos. Influenced by her own rural upbringing on Gunditjmara land, 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’s interest in earth, country and its material resources speak to the alchemy of her forging 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.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK -Rule of Three, Madi Whyte

Rule of Three emulates a search for perfect lines and bends in an upscaled form. Made from mostly recycled materials 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, labor and force. The search for outcome through materials is a mirror for the search for self in a location that the artist seeks.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vvhyte

Website: https://madiwhyteartist.wixsite.com/mysite-1

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.