Informal Relations-Anthony White at The Cat Street Gallery

New works by Anthony White

An exhibition of recent work by the Paris based Australian artist, Anthony White.

Art Exhibition previously on in Hong Kong.
From Thursday 17 January 2013 to Sunday 17 February 2013
Launch Thursday 17 January 2013, 6-9 pm

Leftfield image Cache image Antibes image Loophole image Pala  image Whitewash image Transient image Araignee image Downtown image Studio shots image Studio shots image Studio shots image Exhibition Opening Informal Relations image Informal Relations Opening night  image Informal Relations Installation photos image Informal Relations Opening Night image

Published by AdminIndustries on Tuesday 27 November 2012.
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Catalogue Essay Extract by Sharne Wolff November 2012

This new exhibition of White’s paintings, entitled Informal Relations, is concerned with capturing fleeting moments in nature. The title of his show is deliberately ambiguous and White’s ‘informal relations’ exist on several levels – form and colour, artist and paint, artist and canvas. New experiences in foreign places and the soft northern hemisphere light have led to fresh perspectives which the artist has vigorously expressed on canvas. Are these glimpses of landscapes, memories of places visited or simply pure abstraction?
White’s paintings are spontaneous and not literal readings of anything. Through form and colour they represent an unrestrained rendition of certain snapshots in time. In Pala and Cache disorderly shapes and soft edges organise and fill space while in works like Araignee and Loophole dark and hard-edged overpainting creates depth.

In the past White has painted in thick textural layers but for this series he’s paid more attention to the authenticity of the paint. White’s freedom in expression has generated some magical arrangements. From the flat cornflower blues and pistachio greens of Antibes where composition relies on contrast, White shifts gear to Downtown and it’s harmony of blues punctuated with black.

Through both his method and recent experience White has emerged as an international artist whose unique vision of the world speaks a universal language. As Piet Mondrian once said, "We should not see beyond nature. Rather, we should, so to speak, see through nature. We should see more deeply, see abstractly, and above all universally.

Location

The Cat St Gallery
222 Hollywood Rd
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong