Geoff Thornley: Paintings - Art Collector

Geoff Thornley, Untitled # 3, 1998-1999. Oil on canvas, 220 x 166cm. Courtesy: the artist and Jensen/ Fox Jensen, Sydney/ Auckland.

Major works from the late 1990s by senior New Zealand painter Geoff Thornley, an artist whose practice is both sophisticated and focused. His major quintet Voice of Mimesis exhibited in Sydney in 2015 has recently been acquired by The Friends of New Zealand for the Art Gallery of NSW Collection.

The works in this new exhibition were painted during the same period as Mimesis and exhibit all of the tonal subtlety and atmosphere that are hallmarks of this period. These works have a exquisite surface where the brushstrokes establish a discreet grid that opens and closes the paintings’ visual space within the border of the work. These works are free of theatre and histrionics, instead they offer a meditative and immersive experience.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 5 May 2016
Exhibition closes: 3 June 2016
Location: Jensen Gallery, cnr Hampden Street and Cecil lane, Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 8084 4298

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