Primarily working in oils, Monika Feuerstein's art is figurative realism with a hint of surrealism. Inspired by an old Art teacher and Portrait Artist (Andrew Forsythe), she became interested in the human form.
Feuerstein likes to play with surreal colours, environments and situations creating drama with strong contrasts and light. She loves oils because of the intensity of hues and brilliance. Creating depth through layers and layers of glazes. In this fast paced world, she loves this slow art. Nothing else compares with oil: it’s archival and will last forever.
Recent exhibitions include
2021 Don't Stop the Music, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2017 Inner Sanctum, Quadrant Gallery, Melbourne 2016 Blues Paintings, Sookie Gallery, Belgrave, Vic 2015 Search For Self, Gallery 550, Richmond, Melbourne 2014 Blues Paintings, The House of Blues, Melbourne
2019 Lethbridge 2000, Brisbane; Art Aviso 1.0, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne; 50 x 50 Art Prize, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne 2018 Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, Sydney; Biennale of Australian Art, Ballarat; Group, Quadrant Gallery, Melbourne; Lethbridge 1000, Brisbane 2017 Swan Street Artists Group Exhibition, Gallery 550, Melbourne 2016 Emerging Art Australia, 69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne 2015 Swan Street Artists Group Exhibition, Gallery 550 2013 Linden Postcard Show, Melbourne; Swan Street Artists Group Exhibition, Gallery 550 2012 40 x 40 Art Prize, Brunswick St Gallery