It's no secret, I love Tracey Moffat - see past Dodge & Burn Tracey Moffatt entries.
Tracey is a Social Art Gangster - using her photography, film and mixed media art to question the status quo and sometimes shine a much-needed light on the Australian aboriginal population.
Often there's a raw, unpolished look/feel to her work - like she just picked up a camera - when in fact the visual commentary in her artwork shows that she's an informed artist: "I've always seriously studied the history of photography and film, or just generally picture books, encyclopedias, etc., even before I started to exhibit my own photography and short films in Sydney in the mid '80s."
Moffatt's work might seem highly conceptual, like her series on the Sydney 2000 Olympics' fourth-place athletes... but spend a little time, get a little closer and you'll find she examines shared human experiences like "moments of defeat".
Learn more about Little Miss Moffatt (I couldn't resist) by reading her Artkrush interview or see her work at the 2008 Biennale of Sydney if you're headed down under.
PHOTO: Tracey Moffatt
Eubena Nampitjin is an Australian painter who lives in the desert, 2007
Archival ink on rag paper
24 x 17 1/2 in./ 61 x 44.5 cm
Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
All Rights Reserved
Labels: aboriginal, australia, contemporary photography, native