Tatjana Este is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in installation, performance, and drawing. We got amazed by her wall art installation in tones of blue.
Informed by her cultural heritage as well as her personal history and engagement with contemporary politics, Este’s work explores the relationship between appearances and what is concealed. Este draws from the history of painting as well as surrealism, theatre, and conceptual art. Symbolic objects, time, line, and the body are recurring subjects of her aesthetically driven work.
Currently based in Melbourne, Este was born in former Yugoslavia and completed her Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts with Honours at Elam School Of Fine Arts, Auckland University in New Zealand.
She has exhibited in Australia and internationally, and her works are held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Switzerland, and Italy. She has also been involved with a number of theater productions, design projects, and private art commissions.
Visually, Tatjana’s practice is predominantly informed by her European heritage.Her art-making techniques are diverse and involve a wide range of traditional and contemporary materials and mediums. She is interested in the symbolic meaning of a familiar subject matter, and how it emerges when placed in a new context. Mainly inspired by history and folklore, the artist explores ideas that examine and comment on current personal and social issues. In essence, her practice is conceptually based and aesthetically driven.
Tatjana Este’s practice is based at the award-winning River Studios, a space managed by Melbourne City’s Creative Spaces.