Marijke Loosjes is a West Australian interdisciplinary artist who works in the mediums of photography, performance and sculpture. Her work engages with themes of abjection and ephemerality, delving into the inner workings of one’s mental state, exploring the line in which abjection and beauty can be blurred. She explores these areas with an honesty that is compelling yet provoking in the same moment. Marijke Loosjes was born in Perth and continues to work in Perth, she graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art in 2010.
Visual Arts and Design / Performance Art
West Australian artist Marijke Loosjes presents an honest and raw depiction of the various stages of grief and the steps taken in attempt to heal. Through an array of conceptual performance pieces and visual artwork, references are made to various mourning practices with a strong focus on those of the Victorian Era. Exploring the mental state of one's mind amidst grieving, Loosjes shares the detrimental rituals that ultimately inhibit the healing process. DROWNING is an intimate and beautifully cathartic experience for both the artist and the audience.