New Talent 2011

5 March 2011

artists/oliver-hopes

Oliver Hopes

Untitled 2 (Sunset Drain) 2010
C-Type print, 60×80cm

New Talent
5 – 30 March 2011
Opening Tuesday 8 March 6-8pm

5 Recent Graduates from The National Art School Sydney

artist talk Saturday 19 March 1-1.30pm
open late Thursday 17 March until 8pm

  • artists/nick-collerson

    Nick Collerson

    What did your face look like before your parents were born?
    oil on linen
    152.5×182cm

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    Nick Collerson

    Original Face#1
    oil on linen
    55.9×50.8cm

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    Nick Collerson

    Original Face#2
    oil on linen
    53×38cm

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    Nick Collerson

    The Man in the Moon
    oil on linen
    57×46.5cm

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    Nick Collerson

    Leave #16
    watercolour on paper
    80 leaves make up the whole work

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    Nick Collerson

    Hocus Pocus
    oil on linen
    40.5×40.5cm
    I paint what would be considered traditional Western subject
    matter – portraiture, landscape and still-life – reinterpreted
    through the lens of Eastern philosophy.
    While my paintings appear representational, it isn’t my intention
    to give an inventory of the material world, but rather to examine
    the riddles at the core of experience.

    Can’t describe it, can’t paint it,
    Needn’t praise or grasp it;
    There’s no place to hide your original face,
    When the world ends, this still remains.
    Wu-men-kuan (1183–1260)

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    Angus Fisher

    Rosella Wing Study
    coloured pencil drawing
    29.5×42cm

    The work is a collection of studies of various birds, plants and other living creatures. The images try to deal with the beauty and fragility of the natural world, the world that surrounds us daily, the world that is so easily overlooked in modern society. With an aim to capture many of the subtle and delicate qualities found in the living world and through an intense dedication to the subject I hope to inspire the modern viewer to invest themselves a little more in the wonder of nature.

    The pleasure does not lie just in the creation of the physical work but in the experience of the subject and the budding curiosity that stems from an intense artistic dialogue. The beauty of this kind of picture making, apart from its scientific benefits and context, lies in the images ability to consolidate curiosity and experience into a single physical creation.

    Detail of line is very important in the work and through this I hope to allude to the fantastic, unobtainable, infinite detail of nature. Strokes and marks are developed to directly correspond to a feature or texture of the subject trying to be represented. Once a suitable mark is found for a particular feature the mark is effectively machined over a skeletal framework to create the visible shell of the subject.

    The work is a mixture of both drawing and etching. Printmaking and the etched line strongly allude to naturalism and a past age of discovery. The linear aspect of the majority of images generally dominates over their colour, helping to place the pictures more in an academic rather than emotional context. Placing the pictures in an almost historical context is an important feature of the work, alluding to a romantic age where human kind was just a piece of the puzzle and the world seemed fuller of wonder.

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    Angus Fisher

    Birds of Paradise
    hand coloured etching
    56×76cm

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    Angus Fisher

    Western Whipbirds
    hand coloured etching

  • artists/angus-fisher

    Angus Fisher

    Bunya Pine Study
    graphite on paper
    42×25cm

  • artists/angus-fisher

    Angus Fisher

    Oak Twig
    pen & ink on paper
    33×24cm

  • artists/angus-fisher

    Angus Fisher

    Strelizia
    coloured pencil on paper
    25.5×34cm

  • artists/oliver-hopes

    Oliver Hopes

    Untitled 7 (Eel Pit) 2010
    C-Type print, 60×80cm

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    Oliver Hopes

    Untitled 3 (Gobbledox) 2010
    C-Type print, 60×80cm

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    Oliver Hopes

    Untitled 6 (Green Gobbledox)
    C-Type print, 60×80cm

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    Oliver Hopes

    Untitled 5 (Reflection) 2010
    C-Type print, 60×80cm

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    Oliver Hopes

    Untitled 4 (Trolley) 2010
    C-Type print, 60×80cm

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    Oliver Hopes

    Untitled 1 (Tunnel)
    C-Type print, 60×80cm
    (from NEW TALENT)

  • artists/akira-alvarez-sharkey

    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    Dusty Grave
    assemblage, 38×42cms

    My work deals with time. It is work about a mood, a song I have heard, sometimes I place I’ve never been. It is work that deals with the dark melancholy of the Blues and of the Australian non-identity. The constructions I have made are quite formal compositions that relate to landscape. I am dealing with themes of the past, Americana, Australiana, post-war subcultures and the idea of lost time and place.

    When the work is amassed in installation format it has a different power, the works sing to each other as if not to be split up. Some of the work has enough strength to stand alone and others feed off other pieces tonally or physically with over lapping forms and groupings.

    All the types of objects I have collected have a certain feel about them, my methodology is sometimes random in the construction process but in the end they all seem to hold a lot of the same materials. Bones, rusted tin, rotten wood and nails all become recurring elements in the work.

    I feel that I work within the traditions of artists such as Edward Kienholz or Robert Rauschenberg, using the found object to create a new form, to give new life to the discarded. Using the detritus of modern life to create something new and beautiful.

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    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    Rusty Head 28×8cm
    Copper Side 17×6cm
    Tobacco Skull 5 × 7.5cm
    assemblage

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    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    Moonshiner
    assemblage
    77.5×70.5cm

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    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    Ghost Gums Song
    assemblage
    45×54cm

  • artists/akira-alvarez-sharkey

    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    Saw Song
    assemblage
    148×48cm

  • artists/akira-alvarez-sharkey

    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    Chicken Bone Blues
    assemblage
    45×54cm

  • artists/akira-alvarez-sharkey

    Akira Alvarez-Sharkey

    No Dentist Blues
    assemblage
    48×40cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Box Seats at the Big Event
    oil on canvas
    122×122cm

    I blend the figurative with the abstract. My current fixations seem to be the
    Australian landscape and sheep. The apparent simplicity of the subject matter
    belies vulnerability, expression, strength, boldness and independence. There’s a
    reaching for singularity in my work, in the solitary sheep, and in the landscapes
    that invoke a country at once alien and intensely familiar.

    Dolly the genetically modified sheep is a significant inspiration, along with the
    associated ideas that she brings. The cloning aspect of Dolly presents Man as
    Creator.

    The sheep portraits express my view of their uniqueness and their ineffable
    gentility.

    The process I use in my painting is quite antagonistic: I begin by traumatising the
    canvas into a state, a flux, and from there pacify my landscapes and sheep into a
    condition of mutual agreement, quelled with a deep love.

    I grew up in the country and apparently you can’t take the country out of the girl.
    My inspiration draws from Bessie Smith, Hoagy Carmichael, abstract nouns, and,
    inter alia, the magnificence of it all. A sense of general levity both in subject and
    technique is integral to my work.

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    Lucy Vader

    Busby Flats
    oil on canvas
    30×30cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Dear Lottie
    oil on canvas
    30×40cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Iner Alia
    oil on canvas
    92×92cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Let me say this
    oil on canvas
    122×152cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Rites of Passage
    oil on canvas
    30×30cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Strange Swim
    oil on canvas
    30×30cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Summer Fling
    oil on canvas
    30×30cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    The Gaze of Wisdom, or not
    oil on canvas
    45×45cm

  • artists/lucy-vader

    Lucy Vader

    Sweet the Grass Grows
    oil on canvas
    30×30cm


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