Ken Smith - Coloured Time

New Paintings

Ken's latest exhibition, Coloured Time, will present a series of paintings that continue his responses to the region where he lives – the Mornington Peninsula – and articulate his ongoing attempts to understand some of its visual characteristics through the experience of painting en plein air.

Art Exhibition previously on at Flinders Lane Gallery in Australia.
From Tuesday 07 September 2010 to Saturday 25 September 2010

Mornington Peninsula Landscape (Devilbend 3) image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 01 September 2010.
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Through an intense scrutiny of the world around him, Ken Smith records with stunning precision his own formal arrangement of ‘found’ objects set against the endless expanse of the sea and sky. Ken Smith’s still life groups have a power and assertiveness that has been achieved through a masterly control of the medium and remarkable finesse of subtle colour transitions.

Ken’s latest exhibition, Coloured Time, will present a series of paintings that continue his responses to the region where he lives – the Mornington Peninsula – and articulate his ongoing attempts to understand some of its visual characteristics through the experience of painting en plein air. In an age of increasing globalisation perhaps it is important to spend time with the local, for we all come from and live somewhere. Of increasing interest over these last years is the awareness of the passing of time and specifically the constant variability of phenomena in landscape – where everything changes over time’s duration. Manipulating line, shape, texture, composition, tone and colour, time is contained within Smith’s practice. It is the last and most inexplicable of these elements – colour – that now seems to be most associated with the transience of time.

Ken has been exhibiting since 1979. He is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, Leeuwin Estate, Michell Endowment, Arbitration Commission and many other corporate and private collections.