Monday, November 14, 2011

Robyn Kinsela at Form Studio and Gallery

West of Wilcannia
7 - 28 November
Robyn Kinsela is a very accomplished artist working predominantly with painting. In her work she investigates the relationship between the self and an emotional connection to the landscape. Deliberate simplified mark making is often used to express a celebration of Australia’s iconic landscape. While an artist can experience the sounds, textures, smells, patterns and spaces that make up the landscape, the artistic response can be very individual and, at times, somewhat intangible.  Each of her paintings takes on a life of its own, and satisfaction is achieved by creating a painting which expresses interest, beauty and artistic inquiry. 

Robyn Kinsela is concerned with seeking an honesty of expression in the work – perhaps defined by her own experiences and background.  In this exhibition, she is painting the landscape West of Wilcannia as she feels it, not as others would necessarily see it.  The approach is therefore abstract and challenges normal visual observations of that landscape.  In doing so, the viewer may be disarmed, by transcending the obvious features of this amazing landscape and creating a deeper beauty - a beauty reliant upon experience and memory that comes from within.  Sometimes this beauty can be exquisite sometimes unforgiving, harsh and demanding and, for an artist, always challenging. I hope you enjoy this West of Wilcannia exhibition - Robyn Kinsela’s artistic response to what is an amazing Australian landscape.
 1/30 Aurora Avenue Queanbeyan
Exhibition hours Monday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm, Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

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