Here’s a series of new artworks destined for an exhibition tomorrow for the Bassendean Art Council entitled ‘Expressions’ at the Old Bakery in Maylands.

I had a vision when I was trying to figure out what I would want to ‘express’ for this exhibition of couples holding each other bathed in light in front of  a tranquil cloud-filled sky. I wanted to express tenderness, passion and sensuality and of course, Love.

These paintings are quite different for me because they’re a slight move away from abstraction/ cubism (though it’s still present) as I attempted to wrestle with new concerns such as figure modelling and more realistic light and tone. I wanted the figures to be quite independantly lit from the background and for the outside couples to have a mysterious Magritte type feel as one half of the couple dissolves into clouds.

Hopefully the exhibition goes well and exposes more of the artistic talent around Bassendean.

Expressions Exhibition

Friday, September 16 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm

42 Eighth Avenue Maylands

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10 Artists from Bassendean Arts Community
Artwork ranging from realism to abstract

 “Couple No.1”, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75cm. $900

 “Couple No.2”, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75cm. $900

 “Couple No.3”, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 75cm. $900

Expressions Exhibition Showing 16 September  – 16 October 2012