Mythra Sage (b. Canada) is currently studying a Bachelor of fine art at RMIT University. A varied upbringing between Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Bali, Indonesia has shaped Mythra Sage’s love affair with art. From the first time she drew a figure in the soft sands of New Zealand’s coast at age three, mark making has been an integral aspect to Mythra’s practice. Working primarily with oil painting, she investigates notions of memory, relationship with place and process-driven work. She pursues being an active member of Melbourne’s eclectic art scene through contribution, collaboration and hosting events that bring together like-minded people.
Mythra’s work explores concepts of what representational painting means in the contemporary era, dancing between figuration and abstraction. Investigating themes of memory and connection with place, her paintings explore the contrast between her upbringing in Bali, Indonesia, and current home of Melbourne. Photography is used as an entrance to the work, and through sketching these images are often morphed and left behind. This process is both an iteration and interpretation, with her work continuing the images' history. Through a focus on the physicality and language of paint, Mythra’s work aligns memories, experiences past and present in a means of preservation.