Sanné Mestrom’s practice draws on 20th century iconic modernist works to explore the psychological, emotional and cultural significance attached to them. She explores how value is accorded to these objects, how they are always tied to their cultural and art historical contexts and how they may become substitutes for particular values or beliefs. Through replication, appropriation and disruption her work filters historical mythologies through her own systems of reference, questioning notions of lineage, originality and influence, further altered through her experience of ‘making’.
Born in the Netherlands 1979, moved to New Zealand 1983, lives and works in Melbourne.. She holds a PhD in Fine Art (2008) and a Graduate Certiﬁcate in Public Art (2011), both from RMIT University. Mestrom was selected to exhibit in Encounters Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary in 2010-11, and has also held residencies in Mexico City, 2010, and Seoul, South Korea, 2001.