Northern Beaches artist Monique Tyacke has been honing her skills as a contemporary hard edge painter for the past 15 years.
Monique trained at Sydney College of the Arts, New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Monique's work is placed in many high profile private and corporate collections worldwide.
My work explores tone and colour and shape, primarily drawn from my own photographs. I like to simplify details, stripping away a lot of information to get the essence of form while still leaving a tonal representation for the viewer to interpret the painting in an engagingly graphic way. Intense bursts of colour mixed with unusual colour pairings create compelling visual compositions.
I tend to lean towards bold colours mixed with pops of unusual or unexpected colours. My style is sometimes referred to as a "cutout" style or "hard edge” painting, where all the colours are painted separate, without blending into the colour next to it.
I am currently painting a series of works using the human form within the landscape, layers of body parts and skin, bold colours and shapes.
I am influenced by artists Matisse, Alex Katz, KAWS, Keith Haring and the colours used by the artists of the early 20th century.