Lilli Stromland

Stromland’s latest series of Kitchen Compositions form a playful exploration of the still life tradition. Stromland captures light caught on surfaces picked-out in white, 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, effecting a gravitational tension. Stromland’s cropped compositions expand the painted scene 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.

2018 Kitchen Composition Series

2017 Garden Series