I am currently studying an MFA at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, conducting an enquiry into colour, form and light in Contemporary Geometric Abstraction. My practice explores the complexity found in the simplicity of shape and traverses the fluidity between art and design in painting. By combining an interdisciplinary approach to making art, I explore what it means to work within the expanded field of painting: painting in space, painting with light, painting with and without paint. The parabolic shape is the design foundation of my studio practice. Using the parabola as a visual tool, my practice explores the creative possibilities of this shape, through patterning and repetition found in Abstract Geometry.
In Purple Mountainscape, the parabola’s form, oscillates between the rigid paths of its traditional shape and the dancing plasticity of the natural form. Presented as a series of arrangements the Organic Parabola series of paintings and drawings deliberates the creative potential of the parabola’s shape. Liberating the parabola’s form from its limiting curves and structures, the artworks reveal a pathway for mapping natural manoeuvres uniting freely and organically. Using acrylic paint on paper the transparency and translucency of colour and form are alternately layered and overlapped to resemble an abstract landscape, revealing inherent juxtapositions of form, where order and uniformity converge along with unpredictability and spontaneity, realized in the contrastingly and improvisational pouring of paint.
Medium: Acrylic and spray paint on paper
Dimensions: 46 x 33cm, 52 x 40cm (framed size)
This piece is framed.