Dagmar Cyrulla’s interpretations of domestic life are narrative-based, inviting the audience to connect their personal experiences and emotions with her scenarios. These paintings work on the viewer, linking imaginary yet familiar characters with our own realities, producing subtle emotional effects from a range of lives and situations that could relate to our own. In her latest series, Cyrulla redefines the female muse, capturing moments in a woman’s life which have very little to do with modelling but rather multi-tasking and the mundanities of everyday life. This approach to the muse seeks to engage the viewer; meaning she is no longer an object to be gazed at, but a subject which compels and fascinates us.
Until 29 September, 2016
Doing What A Girl Has To 2, oil on linen, 122 x 91cm
Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary, Sydney