Hide and Seek - Natacha Arena

Natacha Arena's visual language plays with representational and abstract elements in her paintings. She wants to suggest figurative references in avoiding a direct narrative. The transposition of the mental image on the canvas brings interrogation to the pictorial proposal as incomplete, and, non-straightforward identifiable entities, giving precedence to suggestion instead of revelation.

Art Exhibition previously on at QCA Galleries in Brisbane precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Wednesday 20 May 2015 to Saturday 06 June 2015
Launch Friday 22 May 2015, 6-8pm

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 29 April 2015.
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Arena’s work process involves instinct, improvisation and accident as main components. Each painting is a constant erasing and covering process to keep the core of the composition and to convey the ‘essence’ of the primary intention. Her work creates a visual language using repetitive brushstrokes, vivid colours on large canvasses altering the conventional reading. The viewer is pushed to penetrate, and, to recreate the visuals through her/his own lens to recompose and reinterpret the painterly surface.


WEBB Gallery, Webb Centre Building, Queensland College of Art, 226 Grey Street, South Brisbane 4101
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday