Location: Frater Gallery
Opening Event, Friday 25 March from 6pm to 7:30pm.
He’s represented in private collection by commission or via solo exhibition. His work is primarily a personal exploration and this current exhibition features 24 large-scale (1.2m x 1.2m) acrylic paintings.
'These current works explore the relationship between form and colour confined to an identically sized square format. I am interested to see what level of energy or activity I can realise in a completed painting after its lengthy mechanical and un-expressive making process.
'This making process is so remote from the finished work that the anticipation of the outcome has become for me a private quality of the work itself. Up to the moment the painting is moved from its prone to perpendicular display position in space, everything has been controlled … precise drawing, paint edge integrity, compositional balance, predetermined colours, etc. There is literally no standing back during the making process to contemplate, admire, critique, adjust or erase.
'For the past two years I have explored this rigid spatial constraint, responding to each work’s level of vitality via more than 70 paintings. I have investigated the nature of the line, exploring where it could project infinitely and testing the limits of its width before it loses its identity. Lines have been disrupted to create an unresolved and engaging tension.
'I have tried to minimise any expression that brush strokes may suggest, relying on the overall non-objective composition to produce any subjective or spatial sensation.'
Banner Image: Acrylic by Tom Sapountsis
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.