Thursday, 7 April 2016

ROGUE I



Acrylic and ink on canvas, 110 x 88 cm (approx).


This is my first painting of the year, and my first work on canvas for many years. I had previously turned away from canvas in the search for pure hard edges.

Working on canvas requires a different approach, but I was still able to utilize knowledge gained from my previous work on board. The canvas facilitated a new desire for an in-between state of soft/hard edge, where the hard edge bleeds into soft edge as you approach it.

Different to all others, an impostor among it's peers. This is the result of changing conditions. An adaptation was needed, and this has arrived to fill the nothingness.

©ADG2016

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Lock Screen II


Composition for iPhone V, vector illustration with digital collage.

With a larger screen (1136 x 640 326 ppi) the dimensions of the iPhone5 offers a new format, requiring a new composition.

Displaying this image on the lock-screen maintains the illusion that this is my phone. I know the hardware is not unique. It may be replaced entirely and like some kind of  Ship of Theseus it will remain identical. The image (among other user settings) is like the crew of the ship, the consistent element that sustain a sense of familiarity through time.

©ADG2016

Friday, 25 March 2016

Metropolis I



Digital collage.

"So let’s build a building of light: it could be a bundle of light, loops of light — or it could be points of light, the ends of extending tubes of light, like periscopes of light.  When a plane comes in, these lights guide the landing…"
Vito Acconci.

©ADG2016

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

From Beyond



I have now passed through the threshold know as the Master of Fine Art program.

This is an installation shot of my work from the postgraduate degree show held in December 2015 at Sydney College of the Arts.

This was the culmination of two years work, an evolution in form through persistent critical thinking and reflexive studio practice.

Big thanks to my supervisor Mikala Dwyer, for her constant support, frequent insights, and loving energy.


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Block_head


Acrylic and ink on pine.

This painting is an experimental test piece. Working directly on pine board, a section was cut so as the painting sits above a slice of the exposed plank.

The composition of a broken line continues with my interest in rotational symmetry, but here the single beam has been split into six sections. I will continue with these experiments and can already see further variations emerging.

©ADG2015

Monday, 14 September 2015

Make 1, 2



Ink and acrylic on board.

These are some new paintings that will be included in a group show Carousel 5, at artist run space Merry Crisis (21 Forest Rd, Arncliffe). 

Opening night 5pm - 9pm, Sunday 20th.

Also featuring works by: Claudia Nicholson, Julia Rochford, and Tristan Still.

The exhibition runs until October 16th, and Merry Crisis is open on Friday & Weekends 12pm-6pm.

©ADG2015

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Paths III: Betelgeuse


Vector illustration with digital collage.

In the composition of this image a game was used. The game has rules that define certain limitations.

The rationality of the predefined field of play is balanced by allowing decisions to be made intuitively. In this way the image is created in the intersection of the logical and the unknown.

©ADG2015