Artist: Melbourne, Australia
In my art practice I have developed a contemporary hieroglyphic that examines the relationship between colour and form.
I am a Melbourne based artist working in many mediums including oil, acrylic, ink, watercolour and ceramics.
Each artwork is an amalgamation of different colours and forms. In my art practice I have created patterns through symbols and colours. I call these "totems", and they have been inspired by a range of experiences and influences ranging from artists I admire, such as Klimt, Kandinsky, Gascoigne, Klee, Whiteley and Pollock, to the colours in nature and the shapes of breezeblocks, industrial design and utility covers adorning our cityscapes.
Colour Theory Paintings
This group of paintings demonstrates the importance I place on colour - colour is everything, and how those colours interact and compliment each other leads to the success of the painting as a whole. Texture and landscape are reduced and condensed into considered solid colours, layered upon each other until the right density and hue is achieved. This can mean that colours can be changed on the canvas many times before I am satisfied. It is not unusual for there to be up to 5 coats of paint for every colour. It is painstaking and intensive work.
Colour theory investigates the complimentary nature of colours and how they interact with each other. In these paintings nothing is random - colours and shapes are carefully matched to create a balanced work of art.