Geoff Thornley: Anterior - Art Collector

Geoff Thornley, #6 Anterior, 2016, oil on canvas on board, 65 x 65cm. Courtesy of the artist and Fox Jensen Gallery

The grand series of paintings titled Voice of Mimesis seems increasingly to have been a moment in Geoff Thornley’s practice, where the expressed structural foundations receded and gave way to a more poetic and fundamental expression. In his newest paintings, entitled Anterior, we feel the presence of Mimesis in their submerged metrical structure, but what is apparent is the intensity of the colour and the manner in which it has been floated so as to sit nearer the surface, even breaching it in a way that is rare in his work. There is sensuous modulation in the light across the plane – colour and drama following its path.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 24 August 2017
Exhibition Closes: 7 October 2017
Location: Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery, 10 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9360 9161
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