Land of smoke
Art Collective WA
School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
Paintings of place, embodiment and impermanence from one of Australia's finest painters. The images are elusive, but express themselves through space, light, birds, atmosphere, clouds, smoke and sting rays. The intention is to reveal the power of seeing something for the first time. Inspiration is drawn from a painterly concept and process employed by the artist Leonardo da Vinci known as sfumato – derived from the Italian word ‘fumo’ meaning smoke. Images are conjured through thin glazed layers, have no borders or precise definition, rather they appear obscured and airy.
Exhibited from May 23 2020 to June 20 2020.