Anna Dudek plays with forms to highlight the spontaneous movement of natural light. Despite their static form, her sculptures are lively; they actively participate with their surrounding environment.
Dudek is represented by Otomys Gallery in Melbourne, where she recently held a joint exhibition named Silent Conversations. In 2020, Anna was commissioned to produce her first public artwork; a series of relief sculptures for the entrance lobby of NEXT Hotel in Melbourne. This followed on from her solo exhibition at Factory 49, Sydney, titled This Space of Time and inclusion in the 2020 Sydney Contemporary Presents with the National Art School.
In 2017 Anna Dudek won the Michael Hobbs Sculpture Award. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK and Singapore.
Anna Dudek graduated with a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School in 2019. She was born in New Zealand and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
After Chinati - Judge's Choice Winner
After Chinati is a site-specific installation featuring three transparent Perspex cubes with dichroic film applied to their surfaces. Under shifting skies the geometric forms capture and disperse spectral light in visual performances that both engage the viewer and the architectural surroundings. This installation celebrates colour, order, nature, repetition, relationships and change. The works’ synergy with the space is a reminder that nothing exists in total isolation.
The title, After Chinati, makes reference to the contemporary art museum near the desert town of Marfa, Texas founded by the minimalist artist, Donald Judd. At the centre of The Chinati Foundation’s permanent collection is a collection of 100 aluminium boxes installed by Judd in two former artillery sheds adapted for their interactive display.
Dimensions: 700 x 700 x 700mm
Materials: Acrylic Perspex, Dichroic film