Glory Days (Quoll), 2016. Acrylic on Jarrah, waxed linen thread, 24.5 x 18 x 2 cm
Gould’s Long–eared Bat, 2016. Acrylic on Jarrah, waxed linen thread, 24.5 x 18 x 2 cm
Western Grey Kangaroos, 2016. Acrylic on Jarrah, waxed linen thread, 24.5 x 18 x 2 cm
These Jarrah icons of native South Western Australian animals derive from my interest in miniature religious icon paintings from Europe and Ethiopia, and in the use of objects for the purposes of ritual and worship. Some Christian cultures believe that in the process of making the icons, the subject is brought to life. If only this would work for the threatened Quoll...
Elevation 2016, oil on board 60 x 90 cm
Expanding upon the vocabulary of hard edge abstraction and concrete art, Jackson sets up complex spatial and colour relationships which deliver surprisingly seductive results. These works display a cool tension, competing structural elements and unexpected colour juxtapositions jostle about the eye. Seemingly oppositional formal components achieve a sense of visual harmony through Jackson’s rhythmic use of line and subtle tonal interplay.
- Melody Smith (2013)
Ian Williams 'Slipstream' oil on panel 30 x 53cm 2016
Slipstream is from a series of works which are an exploration of mimicry and familiarity within virtual environments. Williams uses duplication and reflection in an attempt to understand the relationship between the physical world and video game spaces, examining both sides of the screen.
Williams was born in Truro, UK in 1976. He graduated from the Central Institute
of Technology in 2011 with an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts, and in 2013
completed his Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University. Ian works mainly within the
mediums of painting and drawing, and has work in public and private collections in Australia, including the Curtin University, University of Western Australia and Central Institute of Technology collections.
Ian was a finalist in the 2015 Bankwest Art Prize and the 2015 Macquarie
Art Prize (Sydney), with recent shows at Free Range, MOP Projects (Sydney) and
Linton & Kay. He is currently working towards an exhibition with Nathan Brooker at Turner Galleries.