T A N I A W U R S I G
Tania Wursig, a Sydney born and based artist, is best known for her flamboyant palette and exploration of the sensual, her paintings are a celebration of the feminine.
A graduate of Sydney College of the Arts, majoring in fashion and textile design, this artist’s unique style combines her distinctive compositions with the textural possibilities of painting on damasks, lace and other vintage textiles.
“I’m fascinated by the amalgamation of textiles and painting. The fabrics give the works a new dimension that’s difficult to achieve with paint alone. They allow me to flirt with light and shade so that the shadows play across the canvas, sometimes revealing and other times obscuring details to add intensity to the narrative.”
This approach instils an added depth and delicacy to her works, which sets her apart from other figurative painters in the Australian art scene.
Wursig is of German, Finnish and Gypsy descent. She attributes the exotic nature of her work to her varied cultural background. This identification with foreign cultures manifests itself in a diverse colour palette and cultural icons from around the world.
Her dynamic career as a professional painter has taken her all over the world, including residencies in Paris and Barcelona, an invitation to the International Artists’ Symposium in Budapest, commission work in Maui, Hawaii and in 2011 Wursig was awarded an on going annual 2-3 month painting residency in Tahiti.
Embracing new cultures and experiences has given this artist an appetite for the narrative. Drawing inspiration from her own journey, she has introduced a deeply personal language of symbolism and imagery into her paintings. She is an artist with a multiplicity of styles.
Wursig has exhibited regularly to continuing success both in Australia and abroad for over 2 decades. She has a strong loyal following and her paintings are held in private collections world wide including France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, U.K. USA, Hawaii and Tahiti. Public collections include; Cellar de Can Ginestar in Barcelona, the M.O.M Gallery in Budapest and Le Meridien Tahiti.