Phil Henshall, “Wave Players at St Andrews” (no 1, oil on canvas, 246 x 153 cm, $4,000).
“Wave Players at St Andrews” is one of the many works in the exhibition to focus on Australia’s surfing culture. The diptych is split in two to capture different times of the day and to reflect the irrepressible energy of the youths whom the artist had observed surfing from dawn until dusk. Henshall’s inimitable stylistic and compositional approach, “Aspectivism”, allows the viewer to experience Victorian coastline from multiple angles, including the blue depth of the ocean; the powerful surge of the waves; and the open expanse of azure skies.
On view at the gallery until Saturday, February 27.
View the exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/phil-henshall-playing-with-waves-2016.html