Experience the joy of colour and movement in Ash Keating’s new painting installation at Bunjil Place Gallery this summer.
The way colour and form can play with space and viewer perceptions is at the heart of Ash Keating’s latest exhibition PRESSURE. Presented as one work in nine parts, PRESSURE is a sequence of large-scale paintings that encompass the viewer in a field of shifting colour and gesture.
Drawing on the tradition of action painting, that welcomes spontaneity and improvisation, Keating has refined a distinct methodology of intuitive actions and mark making using varying propulsion and gravity-based techniques. Looking back to the raw energy of his site-specific outdoor paintings of the early 2000s, Keating has approached PRESSURE as a testing ground – a new body of work created as a celebration of experimentation, that draws upon 20 years of practice and the memories deeply held in body and mind.
Complemented by a cinematic film tracing the mesmerizing details of artist and paint in motion during the making process, PRESSURE is an invitation to audiences to slow down and immerse in an environment designed for respite and reflection.
Image: Installation image, Ash Keating: PRESSURE, 25 November 2023 until 17 March 2024, Bunjil Place. Photo credit: Mathew Stanton
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