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Peter Sharp 2019

 

Peter Sharp

this other thing

6 September - 2 October 2019

Opening: Saturday 7 September, 2-5pm


I’ve been making paintings about Eucalypt trees for many years now and I still have unfinished business with this Australian icon. I’m trying to come up with a visual analogy or ‘equivalent’ as Cezanne said for nature, or at least a small part of it.

Even though the pictures end up flat and abstracted they all start with some visual aspect sourced directly from trees through drawing. 

These paintings also deal with ‘entropy’ which involves the process of natural systems reaching their peak then breaking down and trying to apply this system to abstract painting. 

In making the paintings, how far can you push a subject away from its visual source before it breaks down, or looses meaning?

This pushing is really important to me as it keeps the painting process real and alive, even if they end up being ‘This other thing’!

August 2019

Peter Sharp

 

PETER SHARP
Midday, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
Mottle, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Shimmer, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Flare, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Brancusi’s Bird, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
46 x 35 cm

PETER SHARP
The Hill, 2019

 

PETER SHARP
Pick, 2019

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Umbra, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Stack, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Stack II, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Dusk, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree I, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
Old Moon, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
Rusted On, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Sepal, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Scree, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Switch, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
SIgnal, 2019

 

PETER SHARP
Siding, 2019

PETER SHARP
Night Blossom, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Annual, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Twilight, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree study II, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree III, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
White Mallee Flower, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
Pointed, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree study I, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Painting for MJ, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Cast, 2018
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Reflector, 2019

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Rudder, 2019

PETER SHARP
Midday, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree study V, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Mallee Flower, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Flyover, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree IV, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
Two Fold, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
152 x 130 cm

PETER SHARP
Proposition for a Tree study IV, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Fleck, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Glint, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm

PETER SHARP
Parting Clouds, 2019
oil and acrylic on linen
45 x 36 cm