Stuart Watters: Flatland - Art Collector

Stuart Watters, Boomtown, 2015. 76 x 91cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney

In this latest group of paintings, Stuart Watters invents a new cast of forms that drift across the canvas like the debris from a vast cataclysm. Architectural structures highlighted with incendiary flashes of red and yellow hover over smoky grey grounds. Dark lines travel across the surfaces of the works like radar tracks, breaking off into biomorphic shapes and strange glyphs. These linear projections create a foreground tension against the agitated underpainting, holding the pictorial drama together. Slyly referencing contemporary warfare, environmental vandalism and the cultural 'flattening' wrought by globalisation, Flatland is an imaginative response to the complex and fractured state of the world as Watters sees it. This will be his second solo exhibition with Gallery 9.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 4 May 2016
Exhibition closes: 28 May 2016
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 02 9380 9909

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