Sair Bean is an artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. She has over thirteen years Visual Arts experience and six years Street Art experience. Bean completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia (2008), in which she was awarded the Graduate Drawing Award. Bean has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions across South Australia and held her first solo exhibition at Market 33, in 2018 and second at Urban Cow Studio, 2019. More recently she has become known for street artworks across Adelaide suburbs; including Little Rundle Street, Kent Town and Goodwood Road, Wayville. Bean’s minimalist approach goes through phases that are visually complex and chaotic, before removing what is not essential or substantive. It is a process of evolution that can often be uncomfortable as it consists of elimination and letting go. What is left are raw, organic lines and strong block colours. Focused on the simplistic quality of line, shape and non-gendered figures, Bean challenges conventional painting techniques by moving off the page and into space, time and everyday objects.
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