Lilli Stromland

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Lilli Stromland’s painterly cropped compositions display a particular artistic bravura.

Stromland’s latest series of Kitchen Compositions playfully explore the still life tradition. Picked-out in white, Stromland captures light caught on shiny surfaces, dreamy reflections on bench tops, the sheen of aluminium and the sinew of an ox-blood marble counter. Power cords spiral in some of the scenes, as droll inclusions alongside more conventional subjects.

Stromland begins each canvas with a pink base coat of colour. The bright pink lights each scene from within and lends her still life objects the vibrancy of its warmth. Tilted upwards, the perspective of each work is distorted to a personal gaze, affecting a gravitational tension down and out. Stromland’s cropped compositions expand the painted scenes beyond the canvas to the everyday interactions of life, captured in a moment of action.

Lilli Stromland graduated from the National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) in 2015. She is a Finalist in the 2018 Waverley Art Prize, and was a Highly Commended Finalist in the Mosman Youth Art Prize (Tertiary) in 2016, Winner of the Chroma Prize for Excellence whilst at the National Art School (2015), a Semi-Finalist in the Douglas Moran Portrait Prize in 2014 and a Finalist in Art Express 2013. In 2016, Stromland was the Australian representative for the Miradas International Art Prize in Spain.

Please contact Collab's Co-Directors if you would like to purchase an artwork, discuss a payment plan or have any inquiries: 

Susannah Smith
+61 404 481 416

Heather Tralaggan
+61 416 351 007

2017 Series

Lilli Stromland’s lush garden paintings explore what the eye sees through intimate and enclosed compositions. Stromland offers us a glimpse of her gaze and individual experience through these singular perspectives. The negation of optical depth unfurls moments of introspective reverie; of time lost in thought amongst the pleasures of the garden.

Stromland’s plants are burgeoning with new growth – saplings sprout new leaves and reach out across tables, up fences and through the Drying Rack with the promise of abundant life, lovingly fostered.