We teamed up with photographer Harry Were and interviewed some of our favourite creative girls to see what they are up to.
Zoe Marler - 21
TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDY/PRACTICE?
I am currently in my third year at Elam, where I study Fine Art. In terms of my conceptual practice, I am intrigued by souvenirs of a personal history and the way that material treatment of these objects or memories can negotiate their position from private to a public sphere. I'm interested in the idea of the intangible becoming tangible and the non-existent or no-longer-existent regaining its physicality.
WHO ARE YOUR TOP INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS AT THE MOMENT?
I've been looking at painters such as Raoul de Keyser and Marlene Dumas, as well as Auckland based artist, Nick Austin. I also have a huge art-crush on Simon Starling, who's installation and performance works are concerned with the history of objects in time and place; a notion which I feel resonates within my practice.