Simon Blau & Jelle van den Berg: CO-OP - Art Collector

Simon Blau, Thought Bubble, 2015. Acrylic on board 60 x 70 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery9, Darlinghurst

CO-OP brings together the most recent paintings of Simon Blau and Jelle van den Berg, who have maintained a friendship and working relationship for over three decades. Both artists respond to the physical world around them and the things that make up their everyday – the studio, the sea, the view from a window. These external references slide in and out of vision after a complex process of abstraction. Together their work addresses the endlessly abstract nature of reality and the self, revealing the remarkable intricacies that lie beneath our common-sense perceptions.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 27 January 2016
Exhibition closes: 13 February 2016
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley St Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 02 9380 9909
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