Melissa Matveyeff is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist living in Australia.
Her art practice moves between video and scattered installations/assemblages and sculptures that engage a dialogue about cultural absurdities.
Her work is driven by an ongoing exploration of unspoken language using props with a focus on psychosocial boundaries and information that forms personal identity. The hidden is what is discussed and is drawn from the layered cultural landscapes we inhabit. Humour, mimicry and attitudinal gestures through objects are deeply appreciated forms of articulation in her practice.
Matveyeff’s works can create unease in the viewer through the recognition of taboos, interpersonal relational subtexts’ and human failure. Despite this, the nature of her work is inclusive and aims to develop attitudes that are progressive and accepting around the subtexts of human existence in the everyday.