Reflexions, echoes, reverberating back and back to infinity: I have discovered the pleasure of having a long past behind me ... a background to the diaphanous present; a background that gives its colour and its light, just as rocks or sand show through the shifting brilliance of the sea.
- Simone de Beauvoir
Dorian is the professional name of Australian artist and writer Anna Mandoki. Anna has completed a short course in Painting Techniques at the Victorian College of the Arts, and has a Diploma in Professional Writing & Editing from RMIT Melbourne. She has previously lived in London and Budapest, and now lives and creates on Wurundjeri woi wurrung country in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia.
A constant theme in Anna's work is the experience of migration and ideas of home. Her multi-layered paintings incorporate textures of soil, photographs, sand and paint to create emotionally expressive works evoking echoes of place, memory and time.
For information about Anna's writing and books, please visit her dedicated website: annamandokiwords.com.
2024 Herbert Smith Freehills Portrait Award - Shortlisted
National Portrait Gallery, London
2023 Bluethumb Art Prize - Finalist
2022 Percival Portrait Painting Prize - Finalist
2022 Southern Buoy Studios Portrait Prize - Finalist