Still Life - Asparagus 2019   44 x 54 cm  Oil on canvas  $1,390 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

Still Life - Asparagus 2019

44 x 54 cm

Oil on canvas

$1,390 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

‘Garden Show- First Place Lettuce 2019   44 x 54 cm  Oil on canvas  $1,490 AUD  Location: Cheltenham

‘Garden Show- First Place Lettuce 2019

44 x 54 cm

Oil on canvas

$1,490 AUD

Location: Cheltenham

‘Garden Show - Silverbeets’   40 x 50 cm,  Oil on canvas  SOLD

‘Garden Show - Silverbeets’

40 x 50 cm,

Oil on canvas

SOLD

The Big Sulk 2019   54 x 64 cm  Oil on canvas  SOLD

The Big Sulk 2019

54 x 64 cm

Oil on canvas

SOLD

‘Peonies in Old Jar’  40 x 50 cm,  Oil on canvas  SOLD

‘Peonies in Old Jar’

40 x 50 cm,

Oil on canvas

SOLD

‘Garden Show First Place - Cauliflower’   40 x 50 cm,  Oil on canvas  SOLD

‘Garden Show First Place - Cauliflower’

40 x 50 cm,

Oil on canvas

SOLD

About Stef Tarasov

Stef Tarasov is an Australian artist who works with a direct and unhesitant brushstroke to explore the everyday, and what may lurk beneath.

Fascinated with memory and the narratives that shape us, Stef layers and sculpts the paint to suggest a hybrid space of both the familiar and the inscrutable. In response to Marcus Clarke’s writings on the ‘weird melancholy’ of the Australian landscape, and of our collective myths; notions of strange beauty and a sense of disquiet seem to creep uninvited into the works.

Beware when chatting with Stef, because as you speak, those draping folds under your eyes, that green shadow at your hairline, the crease in your neck, and that slightly speckled mole on your cheek – will be an object of lust that far surpasses your witty conversation.

Recent finalist in the 2019 Muswellbrook Prize, and winner of the 2019 Clyde & Co Award, Stef is currently working on a series of paintings that find the beauty, the story and the slight strangeness in the ordinary and the everyday.