Phil HENSHALL, "Arkaroola Aspect" (no. 1, oil on canvas, 122 x 183 cm, $3,000)
“Arkaroola Too” is a collaborative exhibition by Phil Henshall, Graeme Myrteza, and Gary Miles, based on the artist’s camping expedition to Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia’s remote outback. A remarkable aspect of this exhibition is the way in which each artist reinterprets the rugged mountainous scenery through the prism of their personal artistic vision.
Phil Henshall’s “Arkaroola Aspect”, for example, is distinguished by the artist’s unique style, Aspectivism, which aims to convey space and movement by depicting objects and subjects from multiple angles and viewpoints. Tree trunks, outcrops, and rock formations twist and turn to create a vertiginous movement which enhances the depth of vision and illusory perspective of the painting. The rich impastos of white, yellow, ochre, and red are contrasted effectively against the azure blue of the cloudless sky conveying the dry heat of the sundrenched outback wilderness.
The exhibition is current until November 12.
View exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/2016-phil-henshall-and-graeme-myrteza.html