Rachael McCully Kerwick

Rachael McCully Kerwick

Rachael McCully Kerwick’s restrained sense of form and elegant colour palette steeped in nostalgia are connected by a pared back aesthetic. The new Melbourne artist explains: “I’ve always been driven to create harmony in my environment, working intuitively with colour and form to create what I feel is a perfect balance,” says Rachael. “The juxtaposition of shapes and the power of negative space in creating a narrative is something I continue to explore in whatever medium I work with. By placing simple forms and soothing tones in
harmonious relationships, I aim to reflect the essence of simple beauty found in the everyday, and create a sense of calm in the viewers’ subconscious.”

Rachael’s works often relate to personal moments in her own history. “My works are often inspired by autobiographical moments in time, each formative in their own way, and how the passing of time can allow one to reflect on the past with a higher level of understanding and gratitude for even the most painful of experiences.”