Laundry, 2020, oil on board, 60 x 80cm
Holly Yoshida (b.1992) is a painter based in Perth.
Her practice is informed by historical painting and the conventions of Still Life, choosing to work in dry brushed oil on panel, employing a grisaille technique and subdued palette as she documents and quietly elevates present day mundanity.
The empty room is a recurring motif in Yoshida's work, the absences and neutrality invite a speculative and voyeuristic gaze, in which we might construct or impose narrative. Through an engagement with the process of painting, she aims to depict the private and invisible by de-familiarising the everyday.
Yoshida graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Contemporary Art in 2014. She has had three solo shows at Freerange (2016), Spectrum Project Space (2019), Moore Contemporary (2021) and has participated in numerous group exhibitions including The View from Here (2021) at The Art Gallery of Western Australia. Yoshida is a finalist in the 2022 John Stringer Prize.
Represented by MOORE CONTEMPORARY