This work is inspired by post-war American pop art and Soviet-era propaganda posters from the 1930s.
Sunshine Coast uses simple symmetrical planes and sharp edges to create an awe of advertising and branding. The title, taken from a contemporary holiday advert, is intended to transform this painting into an icon for desire and success.
Aesthetic perfection is explored through the surface of this painting, using multiple layers of gesso to prime the surface, a roller to apply paint, and masking tape to achieve clean, straight lines. The artist's aim is to create immaculate, flat painting which resembles a screen.
Kirsty Simmons is also including Retreat in the auction.