recent paintings greg mallyon contemporary art australia
"Greg's work belongs to a significant global tradition of humans depicting the world for pragmatic, religious and aesthetic purposes - from Neolithic petroglyphs in Europe, to Indigenous Australians' depiction of country to Medieval maps, to the landscapes of modern Australian masters like John Olsen and Fred Williams .As Greg notes ,mapping provides a "very ancient perspective of the world ".His work enables a connection to the physical world while having an almost ethereal quality"
Dr Shireen Huda
Art market analyst , art historian, Melbourne 2015.
'Using natural ochres and pigment these rich and textured paintings not only chart and map the terrain, they tap into the essence of the land and its metaphysical layers "
catalogue essay ,Sydney 2012
'The pleasure in colour and paint is palpable in these works and Mallyons' line dances in ragged patterns, a shorthand for what he has absorbed from above "
catalogue essay, Rochfort Gallery exhibition, 2018
mixed media unique state works incorporating etching , embossing painting and drawing framed in Victorian ash $990 each
paintings from current exhibition STRATUM February 25 - March 13
mixed media on canvas 125x 125 cms $6500 framed in Victorian ash
mixed media on German birch 122 x122 cms $6750
125 x1225cms mixed media on canvas $6500 framed in Victorian ash contact the artist
mixed media on canvas 122 x122 cms framed in Victorian ash SOLD
mixed media on canvas 122 x 122 cms $6250
mixed media on canvas 125 x 125 cms $6500 framed in Victorian ash
contact Aarwun gallery or view on line catalogue
mixed media on canvas 122 x 122 cms $6500 framed in Victorian ash
over 30 works exploring the Australian landscape including the epic 1860 journey of Burke and Wills
mixed media on aluminium 90x90cms $3950 SOLD contact Aarwun gallery
"My paintings are inspired by an aerial view of the world below......the amazing patterns and shapes created by nature whether they be snaking rivers, vast white salt lakes in the desert , the microcosms of coastal rockpools and tidal inlets and even the evidence of human industry and habitation. I use a combination of my own travel photographs and sketches ( usually taken on board aircraft , helicopters or hot air balloon ),satellite images and aerial photographs , historic and contemporary maps .
I paint on a variety of surfaces such as wood ,canvas, aluminium and paper using both ancient materials like raw pigment , ground pumice and marble dust along with modern acrylic paints and varnishes. I build up multiple layers of mixed media and then sand, gouge ,rub and even blowtorch them back in a constant process of destruction and renewal just like the earth itself ."
Greg Mallyon 2021