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Eleanor Er

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  • Artist Statement

    Coming from an English literature and linguistics background, I am interested as an artist to find the visual language to convey my ideas and feelings.


    Being of ethnic Chinese origin, but assimilated through education and living experiences into the Australian mainstream, has made me acutely aware of identity. To be apart from the mainstream yet be a part of it, I have always felt that I see things from multiple standpoints.


    In my paintings, I love to give free rein to line and colour. I play with shifting perspectives, layering and overpainting to express diverse ways of seeing and ideas I am interested in.


    My current interests are in reconciling oppositions, such as movement and stillness, nature’s wild energy and the calm after the storm, loneliness amidst a crowd and the uncertainties of memory.


    Art training: Meadowbank Tafe, Curtin University and Sydney College of the Arts, continuing short courses at National Art School.


    I am a foundation member of Sydney Art Exchange, an artist-run cooperative, with a mission to promote and support art activities and exhibitions.