Arie Hellendoorn: Outer Limits - Art Collector

Arie Hellendoorn, King Rotate, 2012. Acrylic on linen, 80 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

The works exhibited in Outer Limits focus on the conventions of portraiture and representations of the human form. Predominantly interested in the process of sampling and constructing portraits from found images located in books, photographs and the Internet, the high contrast and detailed line work give Arie Hellendoorn's paintings an optical effect that deliberately creates a sense of movement upon engagement with the work. Rather than focusing on the surface of the human face, the inner structure of the portraits are exposed to reveal the mental states of the mind using colour, texture and pattern. Within these images Hellendoorn creates compositions that incorporate his own painted language, creating a confrontation between the original meaning and often classical poses of the found images and their new context.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Thursday 12 September 2013
Exhibition closes: 12 October 2013
Location: Sullivan + Strumpf, 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland NSW 2017
Contact: 02 9698 4696

Share this page: