Erika Gofton is an artist based in Melbourne Australia. She is also the Founder and Director of The Art Room.
Erika Gofton’s work is fundamentally about empathy. About how we respond and feel for another and in turn how we then connect to ourselves. She is especially interested in exploring the intersubjective relationship of mother and child, in particular that liminal state of adolescence; the heightened internal fear and anxiety of being close yet distant in the same breath. Her work sits somewhere precariously between the light and the dark, the beautiful and the ugly, the lucid and the ambiguous. The work is a catharsis, a way to confront the discomfort both through the image and the process. It has become the nadir, the threshold, the point of letting go. The mark has become both the conduit and the counsel.