Solo Exhibition: Colour of Venice 6-28 February 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday 17th February 2018, 1 - 3 pm
Exhibition opened : CAV. FELICE MONTRONE OAM - Secretary General for Australia
Confederation of Italians in the World
About The Exhibition:
Venice is a magical place. From the beginning there has always been a foundation of independent positivity. A culture built on possibility and de ant optimism, its transitory nature plays a vital role the Venetian character. Vibrant attitudes and spectacular landscapes, Venice never fails to put on a spectacular show.
Throughout time, artists have made their pilgrimage to the city of light. It is captivating. We are all chasing the light. Like a moth to a lightbulb, that draws artists from the around the globe.
This light is ery, full of colour and uncontrollable. It is these attributes that calls many an artist to the city. And we want to capture this light to canvas. But it does much more than that. This light is magic. You have
to be in its presence to really understand
its power. You hope that it will provide transformative powers. That, like any vitamin, it will improve your capacity for greatness.
And we have proof... great masters such as Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese showed us what when in uenced by this mystic light. It continues to exist today as Venice plays host to the international Biennale.
This collection of works is my version of the light of Venice and the colours I perceived under it. Inspired by the greats such as Michelangelo and Bellini whio harnessed the ‘Cangiante’cannon. Replacing tone with a complete shift of colour, these combinations are intended to create a surreal illumination and take on the city of light.
Saturated colour and strong movement are signature strokes of a style I call ‘Fragmatism.’ Images float, dissolve and fragment across the canvas.
Specialising in semi-abstract still life and landscape paintings. I want to create a sense of energy in every piece. My aim is to take the ‘still out of still life.’
Connections to our environment and the objects that fill them, are themes that continue to inspire my creative practice. Translating the vibrancy of life through colour is my life long quest.
Based in Sydney, I work from my home studio in the inner west suburb of Sydenham. Trained originally as a Graphic Designer my transition to artist was always an aspiration. I have exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and made final selection in many art competitions and shows throughout my art career. Completing art residencies in New York, Venice and Fiji has played an important part of my art practice. I also enjoy helping others find their own creative path, this I do as the Arts presenter of EdTV Australia, developing Co-Kreate, a youth art mentoring program, conducting art functions and workshops and teaching one-to-one art classes.
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EXHIBITS 2017 - Oct2017 Solo Show, Framagtism
EXHIBITS 2016 – Duo Show, Shimmer, Gallery One88, Blue Mtns, Sep2016 – Solo Show, Paradise, Artshine Gallery, Sydney, June2016 – Hunters Hill Pop Up Gallery, May 2016 – Solo Show, Colour Walk, Xavier Art Space, St Vincents Private Hospital, Feb - Mar 2016 – Art Residency & Wshop Instructor, Fiji, Dec 15 - Jan2015 – Solo Show: Flourish, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney, Oct2015 – Linden Postcard Prize: Victoria, Sep 2015 2015 – RAWSYDNEY: Bold Showcase , Sydney, Sep2015 – Finalist Winner: Art Toppling Tobacco2015 – Calleen Art Prize, Finalist, May2015 – GROUP SHOWx6, Matthew Gillet Gallery, April2014 – Group Show, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney, Jan2014 – Art Residency Koro Sun, SavuSavu, Fiji, Dec2014 – SOLO SHOW Cangiante, CK Gallery, Sydney2014 – Heysen Art Prize, SA (Finalist)2014 – Glebe Art Show, Sydney (Highly Commended WOP)2014 – Art Residency: Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice, Italy2014 – Duo Show CHROMA Tap Gallery2013 – 3 person show, Art2Muse, Sydney2013 – Balmain Art Show, Sydney2013 – SOLO Show: Riversong, Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney, Sep2013 – Mt Eyre Art Prize (Short List), Rex Livingston Galley, Sydney2013 – Tempe Historic House Group Show, Sydney2013 – Hunters Hill Art Show, Sydney2013 – LDLD Group Show. Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney2013 – Muswellbrook Art Prize. (Finalist in WOP Section)2012 – Group Show, Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney2012 – Hawkesbury Art Prize, Blue Moon Gallery, Sydney (Finalist)2012 – Kaleidoscope (SOLO Show), Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney2012 – Fisher’s Ghost Art Show, Sydney (Finalist OPEN Section)2012 – Group Show, Vive La France, Boyd Art Gallery, Sydney2012 – Group Show Spirited, Peacock Gallery, Sydney2012/2013 – Kings School Art Show, Sydney2012/2013 – Waverley Art Prize (Works on Paper)2012 – Group Show, Banksia Art Gallery2012 – St Ignatius Riverview School Art Show, Sydney2012/2013 – Hunters Hill Art Show, Sydney2012 – DUO Show: Verve, Art2muse, Double Bay, Sydney2011 – Group Show: Intimate, Wilson St @ Danks, Sydney2011 – Group Show: ‘Xmas Salon Show’: Artsite Gallery, Sydney2011 – Arts ile de ré (Australian artists in France): Promenarts: France2011 – National Trust Harper’s Mansion Still Life Show (Finalist)2011 – I heart Kirribilli Show (First Prize – Painting)2011 – Group Show: The Great Unknown: Artsite Gallery, Sydney2011 – The Kings School Art Show, Sydney2011 – Pine Street Print Makers Show, Sydney2011 – The Art Students League of New York: Residency Show2011 – Artist Portfolio Issue 2. California, USA. (Honorable Mention)2011 – Marrickville X Show. ESP Gallery Marrickville.2011 – Combined Art Societies Annual Exhibition (Finalist in Painting)2010/11 – France: Pieces showing with Promenarts Gallery2010/11/14 – Hornsby Art Prize 2010 /14 – Waterbrook Art Prize, Sydney 2010 – St George Art Society (Commended – Works on Paper)2010 – Liverpool Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse 2010 – Group Show, La Rochelle, Fran
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