Based in Sydney, Krystl Durant is an emerging artist, recently graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School. Her practice is focused on landscapes from places she has experienced within Australia.
My work is a direct link to the landscape around me. I work to capture the memory and emotion of places I have experienced. I draw my inspiration from traveling around Australia and overseas.
- National Art School Grad Show 2022
- Artereal Online Group Show 'Class of 22'
- Art Express: Curious Visions 2018
What medium do you work with, and why have you chosen them?
I work mainly with oil paints as I like the way I am able to build up an image, rubbing back into the work and painting over - creating a layered image. These layers allow me to create a composition of multiple places, talking to my ideas on the feeling of a place rather than a specific likeness.
How does your artwork get from initial concept to exhibition stage?
My work usually begins with a sketch done from plain air or photos taken of the place. Most of my works are a collection of places, rather than one singular place. Back in the studio I like to lie my images on the floor to work from multiple references at once. This allows me to create a reimagined place.
Can you tell us a little more about your creative working environment/studio?
I am currently working out of an old warehouse, which has great open space where I can create my larger works. The space is great, but since art school I am missing the community of a shared studio space. So that's something I would like to move towards.