Charmaine Pike: Pandemonium - Art Collector

Charmaine Pike, Toqueville, 2016, Acrylic on board, 120x120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

“My landscapes mostly look inwards exploring psychological tension. Whilst never peopled, I personify each form as I'm painting, conscious of how they are relating to each other in a particular space. Themes are playing out of aspects of the human condition, alienation and isolation, loneliness, conflict, despair, struggle. Offset with humour at times by comical composition and absurd object pairings. Nature is an obvious inspiration. I currently live on the border of a great expanse of bushland in the Lower Blue Mountains West of Sydney. But I am mostly untrue to nature in that I play at distorting form and colour and line in an attempt at creating a unique language.”

- Charmaine Pike

Exhibition opens: 4-6pm Saturday 19 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 10 December 2016
Location: Gallerysmith, 170 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Contact: 03 9329 1860
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