Madeleine Lesjak-Atton investigates personal motivation and doubt through the practice of expanded drawing. Using shading, scratching and cutting, Madeleine intervenes across multiple surfaces in the space in an attempt to respond to the architectural propositions at hand, whilst simultaneously trying to distinguish these actions from an ever-present distrust of her own intentions and of art discourse over the last half-century. Research into this discourse has largely been led by a community of artists and critics who collect around the grid.
Lesjak-Atton is the 2019 recipient of the Dominik Mersch Gallery / Victorian College of the Arts Award. The annual Award presents a graduating Masters student with the opportunity to develop their work in a critical and professional environment through a solo exhibition at the gallery.
Madeleine Lesjak-Atton is artist currently living and working in Melbourne. She completed her undergraduate Honours degree in Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales Art and Design in 2017 and is currently studying a Research Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts. Lesjak-Atton has exhibited at 107 Projects, aMBUSH Gallery, Kudos Gallery, COFA Space, UNSW Galleries and VCA Artspace, among others.
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