BRYAN SPIER 'Axiomatic Paintings' + VIV MILLER ' Parts'

WHEN : 19th Sep – 13th Oct
WHERE : Ryan Renshaw Gallery

Colour is the chief protagonist in my work. I am interested in colour as a subject because it has elemental power, it is radiant energy. To tackle colour I find it necessary to make abstract pictures. One reason for this is simply that it reduces noise so you can focus on what the colour is doing, not what it’s lending itself to.’ Bryan Spier, 2011

Image : Pink Fix, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 67cm x 50cm

Text : Extract, On making Thrown World 2011

WHEN : 19th Sep – 13th Oct
WHERE : Ryan Renshaw Gallery

Miller uses a range of materials and textures, from the painterly to the plastic, to create sublime, highly layered drawings and paintings of the natural world. Volcanoes erupt and cherry blossoms bloom in works that playfully explore the limits and problems of representation and expression.

Based in Melbourne since 2004 and a former resident of the Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Viv Miller’s practice is both abstract and representational, influenced by natural imagery, computer graphics, ‘bored looking doodles’ and Japanese and Western artistic traditions.

Image : Digestive I, 2012, Pencil, pen and gouache on paper, pen and acrylic on acetate sheets, 70cm x 60cm

Text : Extract, ACCA 2012