Ildiko Kovacs: Inner Cycle - Art Collector

Ildiko Kovacs, Raspberry, 2017, oil on card on plywood, 79.5 x 82.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary

One of Australia’s most respected abstract painters, Ildiko Kovacs is renowned for images that, whilst grounded in her sense of the Australian landscape, are at the same time personal meditations on her life and emotions. Alive with energy and movement, the surface of Kovacs’ works are renowned for their sensual flowing line played against passages of consummate mark-making. Washes of underpainting reveal themselves from beneath layers of colour, while Kovacs’ elegant and bold lines dictate the movement of our gaze across the picture plane.

“When I am painting I am looking for form that comes out of the unexpected. Things are wiped away and reworked, new lines weave and overlap existing lines. Through action and energy rhythm is inspired. There is a domino effect of images disappearing behind new lines, a history develops with traces and remnants of past marks. There comes a moment when everything falls into place and the painting feels right and complete”.in silence presents the dark side of human desire and examines the relentless nature of the human condition. in silence questions if our nourishing of endless desire is healthy for our souls and foregrounds the probability that desire can push us to self destruct."

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 27 July 2017
Exhibition closes: 12 August 2017
Location: Martin Browne Contemporary, 15 Hampden Street, Paddington, NSW 2021
Contact: +61 2 9331 7997
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