AUGUSTE BLACKMAN: THE LOVE STORY
Auguste Blackman: The Love Story - Art Collector
|Auguste Blackman, The Love Story, 2014, oil on canvas. Courtesy: The artist and Angela Tandori Fine Art|
In this exhibition, artist Auguste Blackman contemplates the nature of intimate relationships and the union of marriage.
Auguste Blackman is the eldest son of celebrated Australian artist Charles Blackman and writer Barbara Blackman. Auguste’s parents' romantic and creative partnership is legendary. Together they brought powerful imagery such as the Alice in Wonderland series into the visual lexicon of Australian art. The art created from that highly productive coupling stood the test of time, while the marriage, ultimately did not fare so well.
Within The Love Story Auguste confronts his feelings about his marriage. As the last of his six children leave home, Auguste and his wife of 20 years Andrea are faced with each other in their empty nest. Auguste talks candidly of his concerns with the harmony and discord in the nature of their relationship. His intention for this exhibition is to “show the relationship in paint” while his ambition for these paintings is to “capture the love and fight in one frame”. This admission reveals a deeply sentimental and thoughtful artist. Auguste is ardent in sharing his experiences of love and marriage with the world and expressing his love of another and, indeed, of life itself.
Exhibition opens: 3-5pm Saturday 25 October 2014
Exhibition closes: 13 November 2014
Location: Angela Tandori Fine Art, 55 Victoria Parade Collingwood VIC 3066
Contact: 03 9416 3778