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Joanna Lamb

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Joanna Lamb is a painter and printmaker based in Perth, Western Australia.

Lamb’s highly stylised, geometric depictions of suburban spaces offer an ongoing exploration of the idea of the home. The hard-edged minimalism of her compositions reduces scenes of generic domestic interiors and urban sites to interrelated flat blocks of colour, void of linear perspective and palette complexity.

Drawing from the symmetric perfection of real estate advertisements, Lamb’s paintings reflect the aesthetic monotony of the Australian suburban landscape. Moreover, the surfaces of her paintings effuse a clinical objectivity that is mirrored in her empty, unpeopled paintings.

Lamb has participated broadly in exhibitions nationally and internationally. In 2014 her work was shortlisted for National Works on Paper at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria, as well as the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Victoria. Again in 2014 the artist exhibited at Art Stage in Singapore. In 2007 Australian Art Collector named her as one of ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists’.

Lamb’s work has been acquired by the following collections: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Parliament House, Canberra; TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria; Macquarie University, Sydney; La Trobe University, Melbourne; Edith Cowan University, Perth; University of Western Australia, Perth.

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