Interested in the boundaries between the real and the imagined, Vera Möller creates paintings and sculptures by placing fictional hybrid plants in existing terrains. Bright colours and patterns, coral-like and succulent-plant forms and toadstool shapes describe her depictions of dreamt-up specimens that evoke the natural world. Möller’s ‘fantasy specimens’ demonstrate the way in which her science background and art practice have steadily converged.
After training as a biologist in Germany, Möller migrated to Australia in 1986. She later completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts and a PhD at Monash University. Her work has been exhibited in the USA, Japan, Finland, France, Germany and the UK, as well as throughout Australia.
VERA MÖLLER SELECTED FOR THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY'S NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER PRIZE
Vera Möller has been shortlisted for the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery's National Works on Paper Prize (NWOP).
The NWOP exhibition will be held at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 5 December 2020 until 21 February 2021.
To enquire about works, please contact the gallery.
Image: Vera Möller, memoriama, 2019 (detail)
VERA MÖLLER VIDEO INTERVIEW ON ART COLLECTOR
Vera Möller recently spoke to Art Collector's Louise Martin-Chew on Zoom about her work and the influence of 'entirely otherworldly and also incredibly beautiful and intricate' reef phases on her work, and the importance of paying attention to these natural phenomena.
The video of their conversation can be viewed online. Möller's solo exhibition, aquafleurelle, is on display at the gallery until 30 May 2020. View the exhibition online or contact the gallery to make a private appointment to view these works in person.
Image: Vera Möller, maramella, 2020
VERA MÖLLER AT SHELL COVE
Vera Möller is known for her colourful, coral-like forms of dreamt-up specimens that evoke the natural world.
Working with UAP Company, Frasers Property and Shellharbour City Council, Möller created a site-specific artwork for the new Shell Cove development in New South Wales.
Her series of sculptures, The Dragonettes, 2020, lead visitors into the heart of the town centre.
Her next solo exhibition will open at the gallery in May 2020. To request a preview, please contact the gallery.
Image:Vera Möller, The Dragonettes, 2020, installed at Shell Cove, NSW, courtesy of UAP
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