About the Artist…
Peek Art is run by the Sydney born, here-and-there based artist Nara Peek-Silva.
Nara graduated in 2011 from the University of New South Wales with Distinctions in a Bachelor of Art, majoring in Film and Theatre and Performance.
Nara’s creative practice began at a young age (having sold her first piece of art at 15years old) and spans across numerous forms – from traditional mediums such as paint and pencil to street, film and performance art and craft.
In short, I am just a lost girl trying to find my way in this strange and beautiful world – playing with pens and paint has always helped me do so.
The process of creation is something that fascinates me… the phenomena of immersion, absorption and grace.
Obeying instinct over reason, and self trust are ideals I aim to explore and achieve through the destruction of the “inauthentic self” (or ego) in both life and art.
The aim of such practice is to inspire nakedness, fearlessness, lucidity, contentment and love within myself and others.
"Untag me!" (the mere sensation of beauty) 2012
The only way we can achieve happiness is by trusting in and responding to our positive instincts, from love and for happiness, even if it repulses other people. This project is an attempt to inspire individuals and society at large to take steps toward an authentic state of being.
This body of work explores ideals of the self, inhibition and insecurity, freedom and expression of the individual; how it is smothered by fear and is affected by a heightened level of self consciousness brought about by the presence of the camera in this age of surveillance and multi-faceted public forums (the street, the media, the internet etc).
In this project, the pro-filmic world and the film itself become a haven of expression and freedom. A world in which the subjects rebel against self-consciousness and judgment in the name of fun, authenticity and self expression. My hope is that when the film is viewed this freedom and expression infects the viewer.
Nara Peek-Silva ©