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"My work explores the essential elements of process and materiality and is a response to my experience of daily life. Working across painting, installation, performance and moving image, my practice as research is philosophically informed making and thinking about making. I have always been fascinated with vision and the vulnerability of seeing; how we see, or what we potentially fail to see as we move through this intense and fast-paced world. So, in many of my works I try to catch something to do with movement that slows down the process of looking. My work also grows from an enquiry into the physicality of painting and a questioning of what painting is or isn’t, can or can’t be. Key themes I investigate are duration, gravity and endurance through the activity of application, layering and folding. Privately performative, I intuitively use the limits of material, body and time as guidance."
Joanne Makas is an emerging Sydney-based contemporary artist and recently completed her Masters of Fine Art at the National Art School. Joanne has worked in the creative industry for over 15 years, with a background in fashion, textiles and colour consulting. She has exhibited her work in several group shows and been a finalist in a number of art prize competitions. Joanne graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours Painting) from the National Art School in 2013 and is a founding Director of STACKS Projects.
"I am concerned by the ways painting’s modernity has created a turbulent contemporary field laden with complex references and platitudes. My paintings contain references to various moments of its history simultaneously. My work employs moments of sincerity and satire as a vehicle by which the practice of painting can be continued."
Flin Sharp is an emerging Sydney based painter and recent Masters graduate from the National Art School. Sharps work has been exhibited at a number of shows since 2015 including Alaska Projects, Lilac City Studio and Down/Under Space. His debut solo exhibition “Grotto’’ opened at Knulp in 2018.