ABOUT

 

What we put out into the world, acts as a spell. Art is a form of magic with the ability to transform us, touching us in ways few things can. The spell of my work is all about challenging the status quo and recognizing diversity as the key to a holistically well society, that is of the Earth and not separate to it.

Sensuality and the erotic feature strongly in many aspects of my art, highlighting the importance of joyful, sacred acts of pleasure. Capturing this through figurative work that also depicts 'otherness' and what is often under or misrepresented in modern media, shifts the shame narrative that perpetuates the beauty myth, and creates greater opportunities for connection with self and others.

I explore these themes through a variety of mediums. Painting has been present in my life from the time I could hold a brush, where as photography and my modelling work came later.

It was my passion for the complexity of the inter-relational aspect of human psychology that coaxed me out of my studio and into connection with others, to make art. From the sensual and metamorphic process of bodypainting to the painting of space, with mine or another's form in front of a camera lens. It's from here I decided to make my own tarot deck.

'Wolff's Cartomancy - a photographic tarot journey' took me a total of 7 years and became my biggest work to date. It was mostly conceived in Australia, in particular the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, however it has since travelled the world and acts both as a collection of art (of which larger prints are also available) and a divination and magical tool.

These days I am based in Narrm, Melbourne and continue to cause mischief with my art. I am a qualified holistic counsellor and complementary therapist. I run workshops and holistic kink rituals for people who want to delve deeper into eroticism and magic – both in person and online. I have returned to painting as my primary art-making practice and exhibit nationwide as well as travelling in person to facilitate rituals and workshops around the globe.

To learn more about my art or therapeutic work please email august8wolff@gmail.com

 

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