Trenton Shipley: Elan - Art Collector

Trenton Shipley, Gladys by the River, oil on canvas 46 x 36cm. Courtesy: the artist

Elan is an eclectic group of paintings by Trenton Shipley based upon people, transient images of the mind and situational memories brought to life with oil on canvas. Colour is used as a focal element exploring states of eagerness, euphoria and vitality. In so doing, Elan gnaws on a cocktail of heavier emotions wishing to resolve and soothe the pain of the human condition. Are the paintings a façade of life’s morbidity or an attempt to escape the consequences of a hedonistic existence? There is an element of forlorn matched by a resistance to succumb and a desire to celebrate – life, death, loss and love.

Exhibition opens: 6pm Friday 14 March 2014
Exhibition closes: 30 March 2014
Location: galleryeight, 12 Argyle Place, Millers Point NSW 2000
Contact: 0412 266 315

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