AIDA TOMESCU JOINS FOX/JENSEN
Aida Tomescu joins Fox/Jensen - Art Collector
|The Phosphorus Series, (detail) 2016, Oil on linen 183 x 139 cm. Courtesy the artist and Fox/Jensen, Sydney.|
Aida Tomescu has joined their stable of artists at Fox/Jensen of Auckland and Sydney. Dubbed as one of Australia’s most important artists, the abstract expressionist painter was the recipient of the Sulman Prize in 1996, the Wynne Prize in 2001 and Dobell prize for drawing in 2003. A major survey of Tomescu's painting was also held at the Drill Hall Gallery in 2009.
Tomescu's work is distinctive in its dynamic layering of paint and brilliant use of colour. Often compared to the great abstract expressionist painters, the Romanian-born artist’s career has consistently developed over the past 20 years. “Whilst Tomescu’s work is made here, its genesis and its manifestation point to a much greater awareness and historical cognizance of traditions in painting that gratefully transcend the claustrophobia of the provincial,” stated Andrew Jensen of Fox/Jensen. Next year, the gallery will be presenting Tomescu’s work at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, Sydney Contemporary in September and will hold her first solo with the gallery in November.