Square





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Square
Turner Galleries, Perth, Western Australia

Square was an exhibition of abstract canvases painted in 2007/08. This series of work began in a rather oblique way. At the end of 2006 I was presented with two small blank canvases to work on for an ‘end of year’ exhibition. At the time I was a bit bamboozled by the suggestion, but set about to muck around with what was at hand in my studio – at the time, left over gloss enamel paints. As it turned out I really enjoyed experimenting with colour and abstraction in this way, and was inspired by the very substance of paint itself.

Since this time, I have become more interested in the principals of modernist abstract painting and the clichés thereof, which, in turn, informs my approach to the genre. This form of abstraction offered me a whole set of new challenges, which are the complete antithesis to the premeditated, painstaking procedure involved in constructing the figurative collage work of previous years.

Medium : Oil and acrylic on canvas.
Dimensions - varied: 100x100cm, 60x60cm, 30x3Ocm, 25x25cm and 20x20cm.
Photos: Marco Marcon
Square was reviewed in The West Australian newspaper.

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