Primarily working in drawing, Belle Bassin resolves her projects in an array of different media and processes. Her recent body of work explores the subtleties of energy transference and the complexities of gender and has been heavily influenced by time spent in Paris, India, and the experience of birth. Her work uses the affective logic of the psychedelic where oppositions of the waking world seem to reconcile one another in a constant energetic emanation.
Belle Bassin’s recent group exhibitions include Ode to Form (West Space, Melbourne 2012), Legends: Obsessions with the incomprehensible and the uncanny (Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria 2012), It’s easier to look at your skin (Cites des Artes, Paris, France 2012) and The Terror of N (Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne 2012). In 2007, Bassin was the recipient of the Wallara Travelling Scholarship, the Westspace Award and the George Hicks Award. She has been a Gertrude Contemporary Studio resident, an RMIT Printmaking Resident and, in 2012, a Cite Studio resident. Bassin’s work is held in the Monash University Museum of Art and in private collections throughout Australia. She is currently an MFA candidate at Monash University.