Discrepant Subjects at Le Pave D'Orsay I Paris

Group exhibition of Australian abstractionists

Art Press Release from France. Published by AdminIndustries on Saturday 06 April 2019.

Anthony White -The Ayes have it  image Miles Hall- Nicosia Green 2018 image Mostyn Bramley Hall - Amity Banks image

This exhibition features three Australian painters-Miles Hall,Mostyn Bramley Moore and Anthony White. This three person exhibition presented at Le Pave D’Orsay focuses on the generational breadth and ongoing influence of gestural painting in contemporary practice.

Three painters acknowledging through distinct individual approaches of action and process based painting, the weight of the history of abstraction and their ongoing contributions to gestural painting in the contemporary artworld.

The time for reappraisal of the gestural impulse is now appropriate as to use adjectives such as materiality, spontaneous, textural, gestural or expressive would be simplifying or outright denying the nuance, emotional depth and intellectual rigour of our each subjective experience. In today’s world there is a conflict of subjectivities which is now culturally relevant.There is a need for a linking between social and cultural subjectivities.

These three artists bound by common nationality, experiment through a mixture of instinct and intellectual rigour to produce different aesthetic results broadly defined by action painting and gestural painting. The recent modern history of gestural painting has been watered down by meaningless fashionable art and the point of the show would be to reassess the validity of a gestural form of painting as again an authentic mode of expression counter to the banal expressions of recent history.

About the artists in the exhibition

Miles Hall
Montpellier based Miles Hall has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane,Paris and Krakow. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (2010), a Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP) Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts,
Montpellier, France (2005), a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting Major) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (1997) and a Diploma of Fine Art (Painting and Drawing) from the The Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney (1995) where he was the recipient of the John Olsen Scholarship. He is
currently a lecturer in Painting and Drawing at l’Ecole Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Montpellier ESBAMA.

His work is held in the collections of the Australian Government’s Artbank; Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France; Polish Art Foundation, Poland;
Shandong University, China; Ecole Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier, France; the Australian Catholic University and several regional and tertiary collections in Queensland and New South Wales.

Mostyn Bramley Moore
Mostyn Bramley-Moore’s recent paintings have explored the ways in which “abstract“ paintings can carry narratives, messages, commentary about geographical, temporal and personal location, and symbolic,vestigial imagery. In his paintings there is a deliberate prevarication between coherent and incoherent communication, and although he is
often described as an abstract painter he personally sees himself more as a “narrative” or “literary” artist.

Bramley-Moore studied in Sydney and New York. After completing his Master of Fine Arts in painting at Pratt Institute he was awarded a residency at the Cité International des Arts in Paris. Subsequently, he taught in Australian art schools and completed a series of international residencies, most recently at Camberwell College of the Arts in London and the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. In 2018 his exhibition
Histoires Fantômes was presented by the American University in Paris.

Currently, Bramley-Moore lives and works in Australia on the coastal fringe of Brisbane and on a rural property on the tablelands of Northern New South Wales.

Anthony White
Paris-based Australian-born artist working across painting, collage and printmaking immigrated to France from Australia in late 2009 after receiving The Paris Studio Award (NAS) at Cité International des Arts.
His studio based production of contemporary image making explores the intersection of historical and contemporary social issues. White received a BFA at The National Art School (NAS) Sydney and attended Marathon Programmes at The New York Studio School 2008.
He was the recipient of the travelling scholarship the Marten Bequest 2007 and he has received international residency programmes in Paris,Leipzig,Vermont and Latvia in art centres and museum contexts.He has work in public and private collections internationally including the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia, Soho House London and The Tweed Regional Gallery Tweed Heads, Australia

Mostyn Bramley-Moore
The artist’s recent paintings have explored the ways in
which “abstract“ paintings can carry narratives, messages, commentary
about geographical, temporal and personal location, and symbolic,
vestigial imagery. In his paintings there is a deliberate prevarication
between coherent and incoherent communication.
Characterised since art school as an abstract painter, Bramley-Moore personally sees himself more as a “narrative” or “literary” artist.
Bramley-Moore studied in Sydney and New York, attracted to the latter by its history of abstract painting and its art collections. After completing his Master of Fine Arts in painting at Pratt Institute he was awarded a residency at the Cité International des Arts in Paris. Subsequently, he
taught in Australian art schools and completed a series of international residencies. In 2018 his exhibition Histoires Fantômes was presented by the American University in Paris.
Currently, Bramley-Moore lives and works on the coastal fringe of Brisbane, and on a rural property on the tablelands of Northern New South Wales.