Through the application of bright acrylic on canvas Ariana explores the themes of culture; her own as well as social culture.
Ariana is curious about the contrasts of the behaviour of youth in contemporary social culture, suggesting that our perceptions of what it means to socialise and be productive has changed over the years through various interventions and shifting priorities.
To compliment this notion of cultural diversity Ariana has also looked at her own culture, which is Italian. She has stripped back the complexity of culture to the simple, nostalgic and family orientated imagery.
Ariana is completing her Bachelor of Creative Arts at Federation University Gippsland Campus.
“I remember drawing and painting on the table while Nona was cooking..”
Ariana Bakker 2016.