Richard Knafelc: Stardust - Art Collector

Richard Knafelc, Ozymandias, 2016. Oil on linen, 162.5 x 226cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Richard Knafelc investigates the place of human beings in the cosmos, and possible intersections between astronomy, archaeology and the landscape. The concept underpinning his work, is in essence, the finite versus the infinite. This is informed by philosophical ideas of cosmological and transcendental infinity and notions of the sublime.

"People encounter ancient structures such as Neolithic sites and Mayan statues, set amidst multitudes of stars and nebulae. The transience of human life and our works contrasts with the eternity of the universe. We know from science that most of the elements within our bodies were forged eons ago in stars. Thus, the juxtaposition of humans and stars reminds us of the unity of the cosmos – We are all made of stardust." - Richard Knafelc, 2016

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 18 June 2016
Exhibition closes: 9 July 2016
Location: Gallerysmith Project Space, first floor 170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Contact: 03 9329 1860

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