TREES ON PAPER |
TREES ON PAPER
Opening Wednesday 17 February, 6 – 8 pm
Continues until Sunday 28 February
Afternoon drinks with the artist Saturday 27 February from 2pm
The artist has endured rain, cold, wind and sun over five seasons of 2008/09 to produce this body of work. The ‘Trees on Paper’ exhibition expresses energies created by trees, land and light and their emotional impact. The vibrant colours and the unique style evident in each work are a dynamic interpretation of the landscape with its own harmony and power.
The work is completed in a single sitting en plein air. The artist often returns to the same location over a number of weeks or months to study the changed mood, light, weather and seasons. The artist likens his almost obsessive interest in the same subject to Cezanne’s interest in Mont Sant-Victoire which he visited time and time again to work on the same view of the same subject.
This body of work is the result of a persistent and self-critical approach over a number of years revealing a unique style and vision.
Ian Kingsford-Smith has studied painting with a number of leading New Zealand painters including Colin McCahon, Michael Smither and Toss Woollaston.
This is Ian’s first Sydney exhibition having previously exhibited solo and group exhibitions in Auckland, Dunedin and Palmerston North. His favourite drawing locations in Sydney include the Domain, the Botanical Gardens, Victoria and Callan Parks.
His other careers have included being a Playschool presenter, theatre designer, television producer/director and interactive television consultant.
Note: For further information on the artist and interviews with the artist,
and additional images, please call Ian Kingsford-Smith on 0408 209 757
5 comber street paddington nsw 2021 tel 9360 5728 HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com www.globalgallery.com.au
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