bryce anderson, painting pictures
flowers, vases and fruit connote a general sense of art history and the language of painting, as much as they refer to the objects captured. a painting of a flower, charged with allegory, is idealised in its well-worn trope. the painting of a flower transcends its nature and is assigned varied meanings, recognised as a metaphor of metaphoric meaning—something that signifies its own signification. layers of meaning return the painting of a flower to its original condition, a picture. paintings are constructed as images, which in turn become themes for the negation of authorship. the work throughout painting pictures shifts between images derived from anderson’s oeuvre and the appropriation of historical paintings that assist in framing the artist’s narrative. images circulate like characters in a novel—their histories continue to shift and change. bryce anderson is a queensland born, melbourne based artist. his practice considers processes that involve image alteration across multiple disciplines, where significance is embedded in the images’ adaptability.
julia sirianni, from life
painting en plein air, julia sirianni is intrigued by subtle juxtapositions of the unnatural in the natural environment. her practice is expressive and instinctive, inspired by the french impressionists she paints entire finished pictures out of doors. sirianni explores locations around queensland and northern new south wales, capturing variations in light as each day progresses. from life is a collection of pictures from sirianni’s recent wanderings, revisiting environments from her youth where the unnatural speckles the natural environment—calling into question human effects on our fragile environment. julia sirianni is a brisbane based artist.
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