A leap into an exploration of instrumental forms.
GAFFA |281 CLARENCE STREET, SYDNEY, NSW 2000
THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2015
6PM – 8PM
For Porqueno 2 2015 our 5 artists leapt into an exploration of instrument forms.
10 instruments, 5 artists, 50 works.
Take a look at their unique interpretations below.
MEDIUM: Mixed Media Illustration
Paulo Guti is a creative mind in progress. A son, brother, soldier of creativity, keeper of unfinished ideas, wizard of ergonomic or rectilinear traces, artist without definition. Carpenter of unsolved mazes and silent friend. Paulo is also an academic of shapes a colour slave and a traveller without re-established compass. A coffee alcoholic and an ice cream psychopath. Looking to “be” and not “having to be”.
MEDIUM: Ink on Canvas
Tim is a Sydney based designer and self taught artist who has been experimenting with art all his life. He loves taking risks, which pushes his art, but a risk can go either way so sometimes he has to start again! He believes that art is not just creating something that looks good but something that evokes emotion and communicates with people. He works mainly with acrylic paint and fine pen work. Tim loves being creative and throwing paint on the canvas and letting it drip at is it a nice contrast to his everyday job creating and marrying perfect type and vectors behind his computer!
Simple, friendly, dreamlike and inspiring are probably the best words to describe Jacs’ creations. Through the usage of line, ink and an incredible perception of the world, her illustrations manifest curiosity with familiar structures built on unstably engineered foundations. An escape to carefully collected complex and intricate architecture from this world and others.
Liam, following his passion for capturing dramatic landscapes, epic sunrises and beautiful architecture, set up his photography business Vivid Escapes in 2010.
Based in Coogee, he can often be seen at the crack of dawn, perched on a cliff overlooking one of Sydney’s Eastern suburbs beaches, waiting for the perfect sunrise. Liam’s portfolio also documents his love of travelling to beautiful historic landscapes and medieval castles, which he can’t wait to share with his baby boy Max.
Amber Boardman’s mythic depictions of human fates and foibles prove her to be a subtle trickster. She seduces the viewer by improvising with juicy wet-intowet paint, eye-catching jewel-like hues and earthy, fleshy tonalities. Her imagery – at once desirable and wryly repugnant – taps into the ‘universal toddler’ in all of us by flagrantly testing our attitudes to the boundaries of acceptable behavior, and then – with evident sympathetic fondness for her characters – offers comforting distance through cartoon-like form.
Her pictures skew and flatten perspective into fabulous patterns and impossible angles to propel narrative’s capabilities.