16 April – 3 May 2008: Christina Markin – Places From The Other Side


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A consideration of place, both fascinating and foreign, inspires these mixed media works by Canadian artist living in Australia, Christina Markin.

Walking in a park near the artist’s home has allowed her to explore the essence of place, and access the infinite notion of space, combining theories of the cosmos with daydreaming.

“Daydream undoubtedly feeds on all kinds of sights, but through a natural sort of inclination, it contemplates grandeur.  And this contemplation produces an attitude that is so special, an inner state that is so unlike any other, that the daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a world that bears the mark of infinity.”

Gaston Bachelard, Poetics of Space.

Christina Markin is a Canadian and Australian trained artist living in Melbourne who works across a range of mediums.