The abject and taboo are parts of our bodies and societies that are often not spoken about, but are intrinsically present. They hold a fascination as something that is disgusting, intriguing and sometimes even beautiful.
These two series explore this fascination that can held, capturing and presenting the dichotomy amidst the everyday.
However we react to the abject and taboo, it is without a doubt compelling and a part of our lives we can never escape.
Marijke Loosjes is a West Australian interdisciplinary artist who works in the mediums of photography, performance, installation and sculpture. Her practice engages with the themes of mortality, transience and abjection, exploring these dichotomous experiences.
Exhibiting nationwide and participating in several European residencies, Loosjes has exhibited at Heathcote Cultural Precinct 2019, Free Range Gallery 2014, 2012 and Paper Mountain 2012, she was a finalist in PCP’s Uncover 2010, exhibited in PCP’s Collective 2019 and Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival 2012. Marijke Loosjes was born in Perth and continues to work in Perth, she graduated from Curtin University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art.