Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Acrylic and ink on board.
Continuing from drawings made recently, I have been experimenting in the studio on a new series of paintings. The compositions are devised within square formats, a single line that bends and folds over itself as it rebound around the picture plane.
My choices are informed by the approach of my digital drawings. The coloured line moves over a patterned background, that mimics natural forms like stone surfaces or wood grain.
These paintings are still experimental and I am intuitively following the decisions of paint and colour. I direct it, as it directs me.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Friday, 13 March 2015
Composition for iPhone IV, vector illustration with digital collage.
This composition follows from the work Paths I + II. The format of this image was made to the specifications of an iPhone 4 screen (640×960 326 ppi) and fits perfectly for either the lock screen or home screen backgrounds. By altering the hue and applying a soft focus filter, a ghostly transition can be made between the two images, like going through a warp pipe to an underground level in a Mario Bros. game.
Monday, 9 February 2015
Digital collage, vector-based illustration.
This digital work is based on hand drawn sketches made in preparation for new paintings.
Starting with the restriction of a regular format (rectangle), the line moves within, rebounding from edge to edge. Rotational symmetry is maintained through the mirrored movements of two lines with opposite staring points, that meet, and unite in the middle.
The patterned surface of the ground, follows from my work with timber, but here considers other coloured possibilities.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
FORM AND FOLD is the second exhibition of collaborative work between Ciaran Begley, Consuelo Cavaniglia, and myself.
Continuing from our previous exhibition TURN / FOLD / FLIP of abstract structures and drawings that centred on the idea of the book, we have expanded the unfolding page to the scale of standard hardware plywood boards. These large scale elements have been directly painted onto with sprayed gradients and geometric line work. These boards are then cut and folded with hinges to become free standing, self-supported sculptural elements that interact with colour gradients sprayed directly onto the wall, and the architectural space itself.
FORM AND FOLD will be on show at Verge Gallery, until February 21.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Domesticated is an exhibition curated by Lesley Giovanelli of work by Will Cooke, Robyn Donoghue, Beata Geyer, Anne Graham, Bettina Hill, Sione Falemaka, Steven Fasan, Mim Fluhrer, Lesley Giovanelli, Pip Giovanelli, Francesca Mataraga, Sarah Newall, Elizabeth Pulie, Margaret Roberts, Nuha Saad, Andrew Simmons, Toni Warburton and myself.
The exhibition runs until Sunday 14 December.
Articulate project space - 497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Pen, ink and gouache on paper.
The continuation of these geometric figures has become somewhat of an obsession. Many rough drawings are made prior to the identification of a new form.
These works on paper have stimulated an evolution in my approach to painting.