Focusing upon post war architectural domesticity – Eliza Gosse’s paintings flaunt blocks of colour, reduced geometric forms and play off utopian architectural ideals with a nostalgic inflection.
In a time of rapid gentrification, increasingly unaffordability and rising inequality Gosse turns focus to design history. With the majority of the houses depicted now gone she questions our value assessment of past culture through the built environment. Her depictions of these buildings is not merely a love letter to this period of design but more so an attempt to posit such homes as an integral component of culture and its national chronology.
Eliza Gosse graduated with a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School in Sydney, Australia in 2019. Most recently, Gosse has been included as a finalist in some prestigious Art Prizes including the 2020 and 2019 Ravenswood Australian’s Women Art Prize. She has exhibited in art fairs in Australia, New Zealand and London as well as multiple group and solo exhibitions in Australia.