Acclaimed artist eX de Medici at MAMA

14 December 2015

Riverina-born artist  eX de Medici's latest body of work Sour Crude is on show at MAMA until 24 January.

Sour Crude combines de Medici's swirling psychedelic colours and delicate brush-strokes - a legacy of her acclaimed tattooing practice - to expose modern-day forces such as corruption, consumerism and corporate greed.

Produced on massive sheets of paper with watercolour, or pencil, de Medici's works intersperse delicate images of flora and fauna with emblems of conflict: weapons, helmets, skulls, bullets and swastikas.

Watercolours are a difficult medium that artists often only dare make on a small scale, but de Medici's technique is so exquisite some of her paintings are up to seven metres long.

MAMA Director Jacqui Hemsley said: "We are thrilled to be hosting the first exhibition of eX de Medici's work in a number of years. As one of Australia's most influential and sought after artists working in the scene today, it's an exhibition not to be missed. 

"The works lure you in as decoration, but when you look you can see that they have a depth that references issues on a global scale. There is something darker going on. Her works are confrontational and unconventional."

The opportunity to meet with the artist is part of a series of 'Art after Dark - Artist in Conversation' public programs planned at MAMA.