Réalités Nouvelles 2016

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duet in blood orange 96 X 56 cm acrylic on canvas

duet in blood orange
96 X 56 cm
acrylic on canvas

On a recent trip to Paris I was searching for the place where Kandinsky lived; nearby I found a banner of coloured triangles, blowing in the breeze. Kandinsky was a synaesthete, that is when he heard a sound he also experienced a colour, something that has always fascinated me when I look at his paintings. I choose to work with colours instead of sounds, but the work is just as much about music, its forms, themes and variations, transpositions, rhythms and repetitions.
Dissonance and harmony in the work of the musicains Schoenberg and Messiaen, as well as the painters Klee and Alechinsky, are subjects at the centre of my practice.

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Inside out: (Looking for Kandinsky) installation at Robin Gibson

looking into room 1

looking into room 1

room 1

room 1

room 1

room 1

Trio in blood orange, acrylic on canvas, 158 X 198 cm

room 1

room 1

room 2

room 2

Suite in red major, acrylic on canvas, 140 X 100 cm

Suite in red major, acrylic on canvas, 140 X 100 cm

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Inside out: (Looking for Kandinsky)

16 April to 11 May 2016, Robin Gibson Gallery

On a recent trip to Paris I was searching for the place where Kandinsky lived; nearby I found a banner of coloured triangles, blowing in the breeze. Kandinsky was a synaesthete, that is when he heard a sound he also experienced a colour, something that has always fascinated me when I look at his paintings.

duet in blood orange 96 X 56 cm acrylic on canvas

duet in blood orange
96 X 56 cm
acrylic on canvas

I choose to work with colours instead of sounds, but the work is just as much about music, its forms, themes and variations, transpositions, rhythms and repetitions.

Inspired by both the history of abstraction in painting and compositional elements in music, my process uses strategies that address an informal set of rules such as are found in games, the movements of the pieces in chess, and in the infinite mathematical possibilites of the grid.

six by five red and yellow 122 X 107 cm acrylic on canvas

six by five red and yellow 122 X 107 cm acrylic on canvas

I have always liked making large stand alone paintings in which the frame of the work defines a boundary. More recently I have used a multi-panelled format; here the wall becomes the ground of the canvas and allows patterns to grow both horizontally and vertically. These can also be more easily transported.

Suite of 12 90 X 70 cm acrylic and oil on canvas

Suite of 12
90 X 70 cm
acrylic and oil on canvas

 

square 5 20 X 30 cm watercolour

square 5
20 X 30 cm
watercolour

square 6 20 X 30 cm watercolour

square 6
20 X 30 cm
watercolour

triangle in yellow orange 76 X 92 cm acrylic on canvas

triangle in yellow orange
76 X 92 cm
acrylic on canvas

Recent paintings, including work shown in 2015 at the Réalites Nouvelles in Paris, amd the 10th Biennale of Florence, and the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

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here and there

this is work from 2010, which was previously used as a moving texture for the Virtual Praxinascope movie.

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CARREMENT SYDNEY

STUDY IN BLOOD RED AND YELLOW; OIL ON CANVAS; 20 X 35 CM

STUDY IN BLOOD RED AND YELLOW; OIL ON CANVAS; 20 X 35 CM

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 CARREMENT SYDNEY

CARREMENT SYDNEY

 

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