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Slow Motion: In Praise of Shadows 2

Antonia Mrljak

Acrylic + varnish on canvas


30cm H x 30cm W  |  Framed size approx 35cm H x 35cm W x 3.5cm D

One-of-a-kind original

Framed in a raw Tasmania oak shadow box frame

Slow Motion is about collecting information and really looking deeply into an idea,” explains Antonia Mrljak of her new series. “I am constantly flicking through literature, magazines and books and looking at things on the internet which is fast and furious. But when you actually slowly process one word at a time, or you look at one object at a time instead of speeding through everything as we do, you start to see differently. Lots of different things come through – emotions, colours, form and space. That then makes you reflect on other things that maybe you had forgotten about – memory and ideas that you had been storing. Slow Motion is not just about slowing down but about reflecting on what you’ve been looking at and really seeing it differently.

“My Slow Motion: In Praise of Shadows works reference one of my most-read and much-loved books by Junichiro Tanizaki. Such a poetic yet practical piece of literature requires true focus, and slowing down the process leads to a truer understanding of his philosophy and observation of what is around me.”


“We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.” Junichiro Tanizaki


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