Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gallery 9 - John Aslanidis

Gallery 9 presents new work by John Aslanidis.  This well travelled Sydney painter, now based in Melbourne brings with him a wealth of accumulated knowledge and refinement in this evolved body of works.  Through mathematical structure and colour manipulation he has managed to visually articulate the phenomena of sound in a compelling and beautiful way.

He employs a motif that is repetitive but in no way formulaic as colour intersects with colour with deliberate control and knowledge of what each relationship will achieve.  His compositions are derived from using sets of algorithmic intervals with an aesthetic outcome in mind.  This process is not the end in itself but a merely a means to manifest the sonic visual poetry within his imagination as complex fluid lines and colours create a spatial interplay….receding and approaching.

The centrepiece, Sonic Network no. 14 at 305 x 488 cm is a sprawling highly resolved work that absolutely vibrates and hums.  It is symbiotically enhanced by regular collaborator, sound artist Brian May to create a presence that envelopes the viewer within the room.

Sonic Network no. 14 continues until Saturday 25 July 2015

Glenn Locklee
Guest Reviewer

1st July - 25th July 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Galerie Olivier Nouvellet - Realities Nouvelles

Five artist of the vivid facebook international community of non objective/minimal art showed in Galerie Olivier Nouvellet sunday 28 of june 2015, 19 rue de Seine, Paris 75006.

They all belong to the abstraction group of salon Réalités Nouvelles (next show in october 2015 in Paris).  Their work play with colour and material: Munira Naqui (Us) and Marilyn Chapin Massey (from US living in Paris) paint on dibond/aluminium, using respectively wax and acrylic.

Susan Buret (Australia) and Christine Boiry (Paris) prefer wood.  Danielle Lescot 's ceramics (Paris) are very often shown in the Gallery, their volume are often slightly tilted. You think you see a cube but angles are not 90 degrees.  Recent series play with a hole inside the volume, its relative shape and proportion.

Their inspiration come from abstraction in its minimal expression, whatever the geographic or historic period you can find a hint of islamic art for Susan, a hint of japanese art in the black and white for Munira, something deliberately related to artists like Blinky Palermo for Marilyn, Robert Mangold for Christine’s drawing on the series on view.  Marilyn’s work is related to the colour of the subway lines of the international big city in the world : Berlin and Paris for this show.

Christine Boiry

28th June 2015