TATJANA ESTE

Visual Artist working in River Studios


Tatjana Este is a multi-disciplinary artist working with installation, drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. Este explores themes centered on human psychology through embodied, labour intensive approaches to her chosen medium. The scope of Este’s work reflects the deep enquiry into her own inner sense of emotion and sensibility, and acts as a cathartic remedy to underlying social and psychological conditions the artist perceives to be at play in spatial and social contexts. The duality implicit to Este’s work operates on various metaphorical, emotional and conceptual levels to generate complex spaces that consider history, time and psychological states.
Tatjana Este was born in former Yugoslavia. She received a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand, in 2005. Este has exhibited internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia and Italy. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions and has undertaken 14 solo projects. Recent works include a solo exhibition Unfold at Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; A major installation, Blueming II, commissioned for the Biennale of Australian Art, Ballarat, 2018; Project Bound presented at Gallery Reflektor, Centre for Visual Arts, Uzice, Serbia, 2017; Blooms Of Hesperides, a solo exhibition at Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, 2016. Este’s recent achievements are: Melbourne Arts Grant recipient, 2020; A finalist in Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, 2019; Winner of 2018 Biennale of Australian Art BOAA Blue Award. Este’s work has been acquired by a range of private and public collections through the world.