10th - 31st August
Opening Night - 10th August 6-8pm
Two beautifully contrasting Melbourne artists.
PREVIOUS EXHIBITING ARTISTS
RUTH CRESPO HERNANDEZ
To quote interioraddicts.com:
"Melbourne artist Ruth Crespo Hernandez has been poppingup everywhere and rightly so as her artworks are gorgeous!"
Ruth's artworks have recently featured on Channel 9's The Block.
Harvey Manifold’s oil paintings depict the lone figure ambling through life – in alleyways in Melbourne landscapes, dwarfed by skyscrapers and highway overpasses.
His paintings tread the discourse of unnoticed physical and psychological terrains.
City landscapes, constructed by people yet cluttered by ‘anti-spaces’...
Manifold’s paintings reflect tensions between states of camouflage and discontinuity in an era of increased communication and alienation.
A magazine editor by day, Melbourne-based artist Rebecca Long discovered painting during a period of ‘verbal despair’, when she realised the limitations of words and logic when attempting to capture the human experience and communicate feeling.
Her disillusionment informed an artistic approach that was defiantly visceral and minimised opportunities for loss of meaning between application of paint and the viewer’s visual processing.
A self-proclaimed finger painter, Rebecca eschews brushes and other tools that might disrupt or corrupt the essence of the work.
Her minimal, mostly monochrome palettes and biomorphic marks, sometimes likened to lacerations or scars, amplify and scrutinise spatial and ideological dichotomies, and invite the viewer to ‘try them on’. Her emotionally raw and intense style – described by one collector as ‘psychological noir’ – uses motifs to suggest a noumenal landscape, and impel rather than impart a narrative.
Her compositions are ‘atemporal’. For Rebecca, a successful painting is relational, permissive and elusive, morphing during attempts to define it.
Rebecca's work has earned her a large and engaged Instagram following, as well as interest from overseas galleries and international collectors.
George Jordan is a Melbourne based artist who has been practising for 15 years.
His work evokes an ongoing dialogue with the elements of creation and destruction. Figuration and its subsequent disintergration mark this base struggle.
The work is both fluid and formal thereby creating a total compositional strategy that evokes the internal forces that drive his creative process.
Jordan's influences are diverse ranging from Greek Mythology to William de Kooning.
To quote Tatjana:
"Everything in this world has a veiled history. People, objects, stories; all carry the weight of their own latent identities. My work is about exposing that mysterious and often sinister underlying nature. It’s the dichotomy between appearances and the concealed that interests me.
The objects in my installations function as symbolic props in a narrative as well as art objects. I like to disguise my objects, to use beauty as a shroud for a more nuanced or violent personality. What appears to be a beautiful bloom is revealed on closer inspection to be a composition ofsharp knife blades and dried apple slices. In this sense, my audience becomes a participant in the process of unmasking. I use line (in the form of string or a mark) as the method of drawing the audience into this process. It is they who perform the ultimate act of revelation."
Tatjana Este is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in installation, performance and drawing.