Art Retrospective Exhibition by Dean O’Callaghan
June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Night of the Art Retrospective Exhibition by Dean O’Callaghan
From the City to the Bush
Friday 4th June, 6:00 pm
Gardiner Street Arts Collective
97 Gardiner Street, Moora
All works will be available to purchase with Mastercard or Visa.
The Art Exhibition will run 4th to 11th June | 10 am – 4 pm at Gardiner Street Arts Collective.
About Dean O’Callaghan
Over the past four to five years, there has been a gradual change in the way I create my paintings. I have moved from producing work in response to what I see and experience around me, to forming and working through ideas in an intuitive manner using various digital drawing platforms. Once I have completed my designs, I work with acrylic on canvas, using brush, spray, and masking techniques.
From 2017 to 2021, my hard-edge abstract paintings were directly influenced by modern and contemporary architecture, and rural landscapes. From January 2021, colour, shape and line became key elements with balance being one of the major objectives in my paintings.
I started to shift away from complex shapes and diagonals, preferring horizontal and vertical formats. As a result, movement within my paintings slowed, allowing an enriched perception of depth. The use of line has taken on a role other than simply enclosing and defining a shape; it further supports depth and unifies my paintings. An artist who has been a great inspiration is Patrick Wilson. Based in Los Angeles, he states. ” I would much rather set up the situation where they (the viewer) can experience these paintings and come away with their own unique take.” A quote that I can identify with in my own work.