Mason Kimber: Arcades - Art Collector

Mason Kimber, from the series Arcades, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 87 x 66cm. Side of the Hill, 2016. Oil on canvas, 96 × 122cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney.

‘Mason is on the floor of his studio, casually shuffling through soft piles of hand-drawn sketches as if they are receipts, or quotes (albeit his own). He appears to be looking for - and finding - nothing in particular. He talks while he touches the paper. His process is to flicker - a jarring term he often uses to describe both the quality he is seeking to bring out in the paintings and the way he goes about bringing it - between the material and mannered spaces of architecture, the screen and the canvas. He wants the final images to flicker too. From the piles of paper quotations, he makes digital collages that form the basis of larger works on canvas, painted in acrylic and collaged with scraps of cheap synthetic fabric sourced from second-hand stores and torn and cut sections of his own painted canvases. He gleans from his own crops.’

Excerpt from ‘PAINTINGS OF PAINTINGS’ by Stella Rosa McDonald.

Exhibition opens: Thursday 16 March, 6–8pm
Exhibition closes: 9 April 2017
Location: 2/27-39 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale, NSW 2008
Contact: 0430 318 438
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