Nancy Constandelia: The Deep Empty - Art Collector

Nancy Constandelia, The Deep Empty, 2017, acrylic on primed polyester, 122 x 92 cm. Courtesy the artist, Galerie pompom, and Document Photography


“I did not like the nothing, and it is thus that I met the empty, the deep empty, the depth of the blue.” - Yves Klein

The Deep Empty is a suite of monochrome works informed by Nancy Constandelia’s interest in the purity of colour and light. At first glance, these works seem to have a digital quality about them but upon closer inspection, there is evidence of brushstrokes and the artist’s hand. Constandelia has created atmospheric gradients of tone which have resulted in monochromatic, minimal compositions of saturated chroma and depth. With this restriction on colour and form, her reductive works allow the viewer to enter a non-linguistic space beyond our everyday senses. These monochromes seem to invite stillness and rumination. Inspired by Yves Klein, Constandelia has chosen the colour blue for its subliminal power and its ability to provide the viewer with a rarefied, sensorial experience.

Nancy Constandelia is an Australian born Chinese artist based at Factory 49 in Marrickville, Sydney. She recently graduated with her Master of Art with Excellence, from UNSW Art & Design and has exhibited consistently in both solo and group exhibitions. Earlier this year she exhibited for the first time in Hong Kong during Hong Kong Art Week. Constandelia has been a finalist in various art awards including the 64th Blake Prize. She won the 2016 UNSW Art & Design A&D Annual Industry Painting Award, awarded to a Masters graduate for painting excellence.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 27 September 2017
Exhibition Closes: 22 October 2017
Location: Galerie pompom, 2/27-39 Abercrombie St Chippendale NSW 2008
Website: www.galeriepompom.com
Contact: +61 430 318 438
Email: pompom@galeriepompom.com
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