Nik Uzunovski | Midnight Horizon

 Nik Uzunovski | Midnight Horizon
4-27 May| Opening Saturday 6 May 2-4 pm

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My most recent work investigates how we access memories and the emotional and sensory responses to memories. It is through the visual medium of paint, collage and drawing; using formal elements of line, form, shape and colour, where I articulate my own and shared responses to memories of people, places and experiences. It is how I am able to make sense of something that is often difficult to articulate through sustained thought and conversation; trying to give the feelings memories generate a tangible presence in a visual context. It is through this process that I map out the relationship between a memory; representational and non-representational forms, often fractured in nature, hence why much of the work often takes on an almost topographical appearance. John Elderfield et al (2011) writes “A representational painting can be composed through abstract manipulation of the medium of painting and also the less familiar one that an abstract painting may be created through acts of representation.”; an exchange of the elements, the abstract and the representational. It is through this process of mapping out an experience or memory that I am able to put together fractured pieces of memory and create something that generates aesthetic interest, however, also has the potential to resonate with the viewer, help them to understand their own memories and thought processes; how and why they respond in such a way. Whether they’re negative or positive, memories of people, places, experiences and happenings are deeply engrained within everyone they make us who we are. Memories are precious things; even the bad ones, we learn from them, teach ourselves and teach others. My late grandmother developed dementia and lost almost all of her memories, not remembering who I and her other grandchildren were, it slowly consumed her entire mind. That is why I map memories; as well as try to articulate one’s emotional and sensory responses, my own and those of friends, family and even strangers, to ensure that they live on through paint even when we cease to exist.

Bibliography
Eldefield, J et al 2011, de Kooning a retrospective, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Sweet Lamentation 2015_Oil on canvas_60x40cm

 

 

EXHIBITION CALENDAR 2017

LAURA WHITE
Still | recent paintings
8-29 April 2017
Opening Saturday 15 April 2-4 pm

Still Life Sunday Arvo 60x60cm

 

NIK  UZUNOVSKI
Midnight Horizon | recent paintings
4-27 May 2017 | Opening drinks
Saturday 6th May 2-4 pm
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The Artists of INKT Group
17-31 August, 2017
Amanda Lugg, Fay Abromwich,
Jeremy Boland, Pamela Levine, Sophie Rivierverninas

the musician

 

 

VERONICA CAY
2-23 September 2017
reunion. 70 x 50 cm

 

TomboyBill | offcut .
28 September -14 October
The Sometimes Disposition small

 

JODIE FLUGGE | recent paintings
10 October-4 November

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SELVA VEERIAH | recent paintings
9-26 November
Title S213 (2016) I Acrylic on Canvas I 71 x 71 x 3.8 cm

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