Mo Stewart
South Africa/New Zealand 20th Century

Mo is interested in the relationship between the conscious and unconscious mind. Her work seeks a means of expressing the unconscious while engaging it in relation to conscious art making strategies.   

Paintings are process-based and explore surrealist and abstract expressionist techniques such as automatic drawing, contrasted with deliberate mark making. The process of making repetitive marks opens a space for immersion, meditation and contemplation. Her work emphasises the tension and balance between chance and the considered, mediating a space between them.