Mareea Vegas is a New Zealand-based photographer and musician, her background includes studies and qualifications in photography and music.
Mareea was chosen as the feature artist for the Digibox 2013 as part of the coveted Auckland Art Fair on Auckland’s Queen’s wharf, her installation comprising of seven 2.5m high photographic light boxes fitted inside a transportable 40ft shipping container, the exterior of the container showcased two 12.5m wide images of Mareea’s commissioned by Nikon NZ.
Her work was also chosen by Nikon to feature in the latest I AM advertising campaign. A recent judge at the Auckland Photo Day competition, Vegas has also been a winner of the annual event.
She is currently expanding her art practice and writes creatively for D-Photo magazine.
My practice invites the viewer to appreciate the same sense of stillness that inspires my life, and aims to draw out human emotion.
A strong connectivity to nature and confidence in negative space are recurring themes in my works, and the “Mood” series feels like pure indulgence for the spirit. A lone boat, a deserted beach may conjure up feelings of solitude, isolation or perhaps freedom, grey tones may suggest a melancholy mood or that change is on the horizon of a not so black and white world.