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Solo exhibitions

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.

Diagonal Shift

new paintings for the Factory 49 showing

Studio installation of new paintings from the series Diagonal Shift, oil on canvas,  for the Factory 49 showing

The exhibition was at Factory 49 from 20 March – 29 March

Here are some installation shots

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Factory 49; 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville, Sydney  2204
Thurs – Sat, 1 – 6 pm  (+61) 2 9572 9863

For more installation views of the exhibition go to the Factory 49 Facebook page

CATALOGUE PREVIEW

Transitions (2012)

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You ask why I paint abstract pictures, what are they about?

I answer by saying it is like you are listening to a piece of music, for example by Bach, there is structure that comes from maths, patterns which recur, are repeated with variations; you take away a feeling of calm;
Horizontal and vertical shapes filled with intense reds and yellows… Continue reading