Herburt’s latest body of work demonstrates his deep fascination with the Australian bush and desert landscape.
Painting in his unique and distinct semiabstracted, impressionistic style with a vibrant palette, Herburt captures the intense and enduring harshness of the Australian flora, but despite the overwhelming desolation, the landscape also evokes a deep feeling of energy, life and beauty. Colours in all his paintings are the result of close observation of nature. He learned this observation technique during studies at the Lodz Academy of Arts. The technique is based on seeing colour through an opposite and contrasting colour. The result is that colours boost each other, creating a dynamic display. The ‘air perspective’ method also comes from the observation of nature. The colours create a perception of space and distance and are a result of what he sees in nature; what he knows about colours in nature; and what works best for the unique depiction in every painting.
Opening Monday 5 February, 5.30pm–7.30pm.