Sara Roberts

Sara Roberts is an Australian visual artist whose paintings often meditate on specific locations and reflect memories of places that she has been, interwoven with more idyllic and imagined elements of the environment.

Roberts’ sublime landscapes are nostalgic and evocative, but also whimsical and ethereal in nature.

Exploring ideas of personal and cultural identity and one’s sense of belonging within a place, she draws inspiration from her experience of living in between countries and relocating many times in her life.

Born in Sydney and having grown up in Mexico, France, Sweden and Poland, the feeling of being foreign in an unfamiliar land was an influential one.

Her paintings come to life through a constant process of accumulation and reduction: thoughtful yet fluid in her approach, she may patiently revisit the same painting again and again, adding and removing layers over time.

Sara Roberts is currently finishing her MFA at Sydney College of the Arts in Sydney, Australia. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Retronauts (2016) at ANCA gallery in Canberra, Retroneers (2016) at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Sydney, and in Contemporary’s Contemporaries in Sydney (2014). Her work has recently been shortlisted for prizes including The Mosman Art Prize (2016) at Mosman Art Gallery, and The Yen Female Art Prize at Yen Magazine (2016). She was selected as One to Watch on Saatchi Art in 2015 and in their Spring printed catalogue in 2016.

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