Malini Lewis: Living in other countries for most of my life has been very rich, with an undercurrent of loss experienced as a feeling of not really belonging anywhere.My work reflects that lengthy engagement with longing for place, and its eventual resolution through locating inner ground. This can be seen for example, in my use of multiple layers over time and a tendency to work with /respond to found marks and what is to hand.
The repetitive and protracted aspects of my main printmaking process support an inherently introspective, silent, and attentive practice. The completed prints are most usually blue colour fields, open to multiple readings. I also make artist books and abstract prints incorporating cyanotype (examples shown here.)
I completed an Honours degree in contemporary visual art (printmaking) at RMIT in 2018, and currently live and work in Castlemaine.