Jun 16, 2012
My works in this exhibition are the product of my current exploration of the act of painting as the creation of dynamic expressions of space. That is the space of creation as realized through paint and the physical actions that are painting. Through this I hope to create a space for the viewer to become aware of the alternative nature of creation, a realization that is a liberationary moment for those prepared to enter into such a space. This is explored through the language of poetry revealed in the act mark-making which is the language of liberation a state we all need to obtain to live rather than simply exist. My partner Bernadette Smith has an extensive international exhibition record both as a painter and photographer with work included in collections in Germany, France, Britain, Australia and the USA. She has had a solo exhibition in Berlin and her painting has been selected for the Mosman Art Prize and the Florence Biennale. "I am interested in exploring the sensual depths of impasto surfaces and the viscous fusions that can occur through oil painting. Form itself becomes content as the process of painting leads to an alchemical quest."
Posted by Dr Mark Elliot-Ranken at Saturday, June 16, 2012