Fiona Van Oyen, an emerging Christchurch artist, recently graduating with a Master of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the Dunedin School of Art in 2017. Fiona originally studied at the School of Fine Art (SoFA) at Canterbury and has had two exhibitions at The Central; ‘Landskin’ (2017) and ‘Navigation Lines’ (2019).

 

Her show ‘Landskin’ comprised of a body of work made throughout the last year of her Masters study. Whilst the initial imagery is drawn from Christchurch landscapes, the breaking down of elements and the mapping of these at scale, transforms the reading of these works from a physical place to a psychological exploration of our perception of self in the context of place. 

 

Whilst her imagery is drawn from Christchurch landscapes, the breaking down of elements and the mapping of these at scale, transforms the reading of these works from a physical place to a psychological exploration of our perception of self in the context of place.