In my painting practice I explore three themes that resonate with me deeply. First, I honour the painting techniques and values of realist, tonal and impressionist painting with traditional renditions of still life, landscape and portraiture.

Second, I capture the splendour of the natural world that surrounds me. I am especially drawn to light, colour and atmosphere.

Third, I embrace the uncanny beauty of the surreal. I enjoy creating interesting compositions that invite the viewer into a world that is strange yet familiar. These more personal artworks are often inspired by dreams, poetry or music, ideas and images that move me.

As well as oil painting, I am also passionate about drawing. Always in awe of the limitless possibilities of the simple graphite, I love spending time carefully observing my subject to gain a deeper understanding of it and its place in the world.

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Maria Radun (b. 1984, Russia)
info@mariaradun.com | www.mariaradun.com

2017 – Monash University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2012 – University of the Sunshine Coast, Bachelor of Computer Based Design, QLD
2004 – Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Diploma of Illustration

Group Exhibitions:
True Form – Realist artworks by 6 local artists 2020
Women in Art 2019 Exhibition, Frankston Arts Centre 2019
MADA NOW, Graduation exhibition, Monash University 2018
Her-Story Exhibition, Sydney 2017

Solo Exhibitions:
Oct 2-24 2021, Cook Street Collective – Blackroom, Melbourne
May 2018, Box Hill Arts Community Centre, Melbourne
Sep 2018, Intermission Gallery. Monash University, Melbourne

Finalist 2021 Tacit Still Life Prize
Finalist 2021 Art Lovers Australia Prize
Finalist 2019 Wyndham Art Prize
Finalist 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Nov 2018, Police Point Artist in Residence program, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Feb – May 2018, Residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Recipient of 2010 ADFAS Scholarship


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