works in progress
Untitled. is an annual tjg initiative that focuses on celebrating the works of guest artists foreign to our gallery space. Curated from local, interstate and international artists all at varying stages of their artistic journeys. The exhibition aims to discover and encourage practising artists whilst showcasing diversity of subject, medium, approach and process.
We look forward to welcoming you on the Opening Night from 5 – 7pm Friday the 6th of May.
For the Menhirs series I have explored mines and mining sites in Romania. These visits stimulate all my senses and feed my never ending fascination for painting complex patterns, textural surfaces, and a dramatic play of light and color.
The old buildings are a huge portion of a mining town’s culture. Once ubiquitous in the Romanian landscape and central to the economy, many mining sites are now relics of another time. There is in these paintings evidence of a physical and grinding way of work, but also the hope for a brighter post-coal future.
My work aims to explore how people use space in a modern urban context and the assumption of the permanence of our way of life and our cities. I am intrigued by the patterns we make on the surface of the earth and how we ‘own’ it, although our own existence is transitory.
Patterns of habitation’ is an amalgam of many elements, memories, signs, language, fears and desires, all floating somewhere in space and time, dream and reality. What is to be and what is yet to come. Assuming forms to only then disappear…..
Subject matter: urban landscape focusing on Australian suburbia.
I am interested in taking the neglected, seedy corners of suburbia and wringing out images which, though rooted in pesonal experience will depart to form a unified image and a new identity. I aim to take everyday objects and heighten their significance so that the viewer could learn to appreciate each object as art in itself….
I am challenged to think alternatively which I believe is important for artists seeking truths hidden in an everyday life characterized by generalizations and the ‘average’. Artists should provoke thought in others by providing alternate ways of seeing the world.