Olivia White is a young emerging artist from the industrial town of Whyalla. She graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Visual Communication in 2012. Since completing her studies she has continued to develop her own arts practice.
Olivia’s work blends realism and distorted samplings from her environment; resulting in richly coloured oil paintings and dimensional painted paper cut works. The signature shapes recurring in this work are drawn from local topography and referred to as the fragments. While the figures in her work sit in spaces simultaneously the foreground and background creating empty or indefinable space. Her current practice recurrently connects to an exploration of escapism.