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Quilty told Art Guide Australia, “I’ve been trying to distill the psychosis of the world into paintings, without leaving my studio… I’ve been working with live models, from all parts of the human condition, very young and very old, male, female, disabled and myself…”
Winter often functions as an artistic inspiration and it’s this singular word, along with its various emotions and associations, that is being explored in the aptly titled Winter at Gippsland Art Gallery.
“The redback spider, she’s so fierce looking and so beautiful,” says Barton, who sees the surreal RED as a celebration of raw female power. “She’s really a weapon, so she speaks to me aesthetically.”
Ari Athans began her professional life as a working geologist and these concerns permeate her paintings.
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