Working from her studio space in Melbourne, Georgia Pricone explores and appreciates the beauty in our environment, which often goes unnoticed in our day to day life.
Through her paintings, Georgia invites the viewer to contemplate the beauty of the natural world and the fragility of life. The organic components, with their ephemeral beauty, serve as a reminder of the fleeting nature of existence as they pair comfortably with their illuminated vessels. Their black backgrounds, rather than being ominous or foreboding, aims to create space and serenity, allowing the viewer to focus on the details of the natural components and glass companions. These Renaissance-esque paintings pair a collection of family heirlooms with homegrown botanicals; a theme which is recurring throughout Georgia’s practice.
- 2021 Solo Exhibition - 'Take From The Garden', Melbourne Studio of Art
- 2023 Special Release, Michael Reid Galleries
- 2023 Best Moonee Valley Art 1st Prize, Moonee Valley Art Show
What medium do you work with, and why have you chosen them?
Since being introduced to the medium when studying my Bachelor of Fine Arts, oil paint has been my go to. The beautiful consistency and the ability to maneuver the paint on the canvas with ease is what drew me to this particular paint. The depth, harmony and rich colour that comes through mixing a limited palette, is something that holds great significance throughout my practice.
How does your artwork get from initial concept to exhibition stage?
All my paintings start with a staged still life set up; I find this process quite therapeutic. During this process, I am able to work with natural light and shadow; two fundamental components of my compositions. From here, I choose my photographic reference and begin my painting process. Often working alla prima, I block out my compositions in sections. Starting with the individual elements, whether they be flora or fruit, and then moving onto the background.
Can you tell us a little more about your creative working environment/studio?
I am lucky enough to have a small studio space at my home where all my works are derived from. The convenience of having my work and home life intertwined is something I'm very grateful for.