With a practice that spans over two decades, the Archibald-winning Australian painter and sculptor Guido Maestri is renowned for his highly textural, expressive works that explore painted materiality, gesture and observation. Using an impasto technique, Maestri’s gestural painting practice leaves brush or painting-knife strokes visible. The movement and energy that transpire from his fierce painterly mark-making reveal lush, dynamic and lively landscapes, rendered in bold and non-naturalistic tones.
Referencing its title from the critically endangered Australian species Wollemi Pine, Wollemia presents a new series of paintings that draws upon sites from Maestri’s past alongside imaginary landscapes to creates new, complex and visceral worlds that are simultaneously fantastical and familiar. Reflecting nature’s cycles and depicting ancient ecosystems, this body of work dance between reality and narrative, challenging us to determine what is factual and what is fictional.
Venue: Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
When: 3 - 25 Sep 2022,
By: Yavuz Gallery