Artist eX de Medici paints brutal violence in a gentle medium

eX de Medici with her artwork, I Killed Her With My Club (2017).
eX de Medici with her artwork, I Killed Her With My Club (2017).ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Artist eX de Medici started using watercolours to protest against a conservative government and grew to love the medium

Australian artist eX de Medici paints violence and surveillance in watercolours.

Her solo show at Sullivan + Strumpf gallery at Gillman Barracks, which runs till June 24, includes a 6.2m-long painting done in 2016, Spies Like Us, in which tiny birds fly around giant, grey surveillance cameras.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2018, with the headline 'Painting brutal violence in a gentle medium'. Print Edition | Subscribe