Eliza Gosse

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Eliza Gosse’s paintings depict Australian Suburbia. Working within the canon of Australian artists who have debunked stereotypical suburbia through a “super flat” lens, Gosse comes to her painting from a design background having commenced architectural studies before transitioning to a Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School (2017). Focusing upon post war architectural domesticity - Gosse’s paintings flaunt blocks of colour, reduced geometric forms and play off utopian architectural ideals with a nostalgic inflection.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

I’m currently reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, I'm a sucker for historical fiction. All time favourites being a good Jane Austen. I also have a soft spot for fantasy, recent reads being The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. Whether this comes from an undying love for Harry Potter or just a want for books to take me somewhere unknown whether that be the past or another world Im not sure.

Most visited blogs, websites?

I'm not much of a blog reader. I do however use them to gather image inspiration for my paintings, a great one being Design.tel

What apps do you use the most and why?

Spotify and Instagram are the big ones for me. I never paint without music and my Instagram is where I document my paintings. Slowly Facebook is creeping up there due to Facebook market place, I love a good scroll for retro furniture.

Whats currently on your playlist?

My most recently made playlist is called "Crystallised Corridors" and has everything from Andy Cato's amazing album Times and Places to Maribou State. I make playlists almost weekly though as I'm always listening to music in my studio.

What records would you recommend to hear?

I'm going against the trend and still pumping those CD's in my bedroom on an excellent noughties set up. The CD I'm most playing at the moment is Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? an album by the Cranberries and Disintegration by the Cure.

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

I just saw Never Look Away, absolutely excellent! I love very long historic dramas like Australia, The Last Samurai, The Kings Speech, Empire of The Sun... there really are just too many of my favourite films to list.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

In Australia I admire Noel McKenna and Marc Etherington for their humour in there suburban depictions. I also love what Eugenia Lim is doing with video and installation.
Beyond Australia I have always admired David Hockney and Pipilotti Rist.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I'm not much of a T.V watcher, I take a good film over television series any day

Who are you following?


What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

I’ve sadly exited the world of print other than books I will never stoop to kindles. I’m not opposed to a good artist profile or Frankie on a plane however.

What are your favorite gadgets?

I have these excellent pearly sunglasses by Holiday the Label (one of my favourite Australian brands). I also have this amazing gold chain necklace my mum passed down to me that she constantly reminds me is my most precious item so my concept is to never take it off therefore never allowing it to be lost. I'm also in love with costume jewellery, I have endless amounts of fake diamond chokers and teardrop earrings.


Eliza Gosse


Portrait image by © Benjamin Jay Shand