Ken Knight Survey Exhibition 1979–2020
Ken Knight held his first solo show in 1979. This year Rochfort Gallery celebrates four decades of dynamic contemporary post-impressionism by an artist who has devoted his life to landscape.
Knight’s ability to set up his easel and decisively gauge dynamic forms from sprawling vistas, is a skill established by sheer immersion: in paint, in nuanced seasons and in the stripped yet subtle colours that are singular to Australia. His process, like the works themselves, are a poignant mix of meditative contemplation and the constant decisive movement of a brush and palette knife. The kinetic relationship between nature, the elements and painting, forge the bedrock of his practice.