Magdalena Bors

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“These images explore the idea

of the sublime in the everyday.”

Magdalena Bors

Magdalena Bors’ fantastical constructed images suggest a gentle magic brought into being by obsessive desire. In her earlier series, ‘Homelands’, fairy-tale scenes grow from the mundane materials and bric-à-brac of everyday domesticity. Wool winds its way into an Arcadian landscape secreted below the coffee table; spilled sugar lumps rise up from the kitchen floor to form an enchanted castle.

© Magdalena Bors ‘Woodland Scene’ 2006

© Magdalena Bors ‘Castle on the Hill’ 2007

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The works featured below are from her most recent series. ‘The Seventh Day’ is a series of images about creation and compulsion. In each an iconic landscape has been recreated in an unlikely form and location. Jigsaw puzzles coalesce into a vivid coral reef; stacks of old newspapers are sculpted into the likeness of a geological tourist attraction known at The Twelve Apostles*; the Bungle Bungles* have been crocheted into being.

Magdalena’s work was showcased in ‘Phantasia’, an exhibition curated by Alasdair Foster that toured in Australia and was presented at the Photoquai festival in Paris in 2009. Subsequently, Simon Gregg featured her work in his book ‘New Romantics: Darkness and Light in Australian Art’ [Australian Scholarly Publishing 2011] which maps “a return to passion in art, and a return to atmosphere and awe”.

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* For more information on The Twelve Apostles and the Bungle Bungles, click here.

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