From the series ‘they speak in tongues unknown’.
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 even beautiful. However we react to the abject and taboo it is without a doubt compelling and a part of our lives we can never escape.
‘they speak in tongues unknown’ marries attraction and discomfort through the juxtaposing imagery which is viewed as one collective work.
Marijke Loosjes is an interdisciplinary artist based in Perth, (Whadjuk Noongar Country) Western Australia. Loosjes works in the mediums of photography, performance, installation and mixed media sculpture. Her practice explores the human condition, engaging with themes of mortality, transience and abjection. Presenting a blended dichotomy of unease and beauty, Loosjes aims to create a dialogue with the greater community on these intimate and taboo themes.
Loosjes has exhibited nationwide, undertaken several residencies in Europe and has sold work to a number of private collectors. Marijke Loosjes was born in Perth and continues to work in Perth, she graduated from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art.