Yanni Pounartzis: Paintings from SQ1 - Art Collector

  Yanni Pounartzis, The Lull, oil on polyester, 120 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist.

 In July last year, Yanni Pounartzis relocated to Square One Studios Erskineville where he continued to experiment with abstraction.

Drawing influence from abstract expressionism, Pounartzis recalls a range of iconic abstractionists ranging from Mark Rothko to Barnett Newman.

But Pounartzis’ paintings are still instantly recognizable with the continuation of vibrant, oscillating colours. The receding planes and true-to-life shading continue to defy the two dimensional surface.

Pounartzis also continues to reject masking tape and meticulously paints each line freehand. The paintings are playful and profound, and deliberately flirt with the kitsch, whilst drawing connotations to depth in their sumptuous satiny finish.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 15 October 2014
Exhibition closes: 25 October 2014
Location: The Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW

Contact: 02 9698 8595
Email: thedepotgallery@2danksstreet.com.au

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