Anastasia Klose | the artist

The artist Anastasia Klose
Born 1978, Melbourne, Australia.
Lives and works in Melbourne.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Performance Art, Sydney Biennale,

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Anastasia Klose’s work explores a particular "aesthetic of the pathetic", but not in the derogatory sense that it
may first imply.  Reviewing her work in NEW07 Jared Davis wrote that: "Klose’s self-deprecating artistry
reveals a superb talent for the manipulation of her filmic medium.  Her dry, apathetic sense of humour is both
consciously ironic, and holistically human…Klose’s work is not merely provocactive irony, but an exquisitely
intrinsic view of people – our strengths and our failures."  Klose’s video work embodies the "low tech
aesthetic that is heralding a wider shift in contemporary Australian art-making practices…

Robert Leonard in describing Anastasia Klose’s video work Film For My Nanna, said, "It is at once heroic and pathetic, touching and irritating, entertaining yet utterly self-indulgent. We are embarrassed to watch, yet we identify. It might not seem finely crafted and yet – for what it is trying to do – I don’t think it could be done better."…
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