The artist begins her work by digitally merging photographs and colour gradients through various computer programmes before handpainting the final image onto canvas. As a result, Retreat depicts a fictional stage set made up of images from multiple worlds.
By composing a scene which feels deliberately fabricated and unnatural, Retreat discredits the lavish, extravagant lives portrayed in advertising - an area that has fascinated the artist.
Aesthetic perfection is explored through the surface of this piece, incorporating multiple layers of gesso to prime the surface, a roller to apply paint, and masking tape to achieve clean, straight lines.
Kirsty Simmons is also including Sunshine Coast in the auction.