Toronto-based artist Susy Oliveira creates sculptures, paintings and installations that examine human’s preoccupation with controlling and re-producing elements of nature through artificial fabrication. Often using digital images that attempt to capture or reproduce elements of nature, the artist repurposes the images to give new life and form to artificial versions of natural and organic material. As humans continue to manipulate and impose unnatural systems onto otherwise natural elements of the world for personal pleasure and consumption, Oliveira’s work underscores our perpetuated distance from a world that is undisturbed by our existence.
Susy Oliveira is currently presenting an exhibition of new works titled Your Face, like a lone nocturnal garden in Worlds where Suns spin round! is currently on view at Platform centre for Photographic and Digital Arts in Winnipeg, Canada. The artist is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and Ontario College of Art and Design. Recent exhibitions include, The Girl and the Bear at Peak Gallery, Toronto, and fOR yOUR pLEASURE at the University of Waterloo. Click here to read a previous feature of Susy Oliveira’s work on DailyServing.com.