This year I have an exhibition booked at Pataka - running from December - 22nd January. So great to have a holiday slot when it's nice and warm as hopefully that gets people out and about more. One terrible fear of being an exhibiting artist is the thought that after all the effort not many see the work, so I am thrilled at least the scheduling maximises the opportunity.
Planning my next body of work, hot on the heels of 'Ardour' which I must say, I was really pleased with. The works pulled together things I wanted to do for a while, the gold underpainting, with its flashing luminosity and rich velvety colour that I wanted to be super strong.
I was inspired by the review Dunedin Laura Elliot did on that exhibition and intending exploring some of her interpretations further.
Below is the next step post 'Ardour'. I have reintroduced the random incisions and flooded pearlescent paint under the mark-making, whereas in 'Ardour' I used a flat gold.
I think this gives the work some added drama and idiosyncrasy, it appears a bit more complex and not so easy to read.
Plumb (2016) Acrylic on panel, 1600 x 800mm (Mobile Art Gallery, Auckland)
Seep (2016) Acrylic on Panel, 1600 x 1800mm (Mobile Art Gallery, Auckland)
Next I need to nail the overall concept for the next body of work, and I have some ideas....