Joanna Gambotto
Joanna Gambotto

Sydney, Australia

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oil on board

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Resting somewhere in-between representation and abstraction, my paintings aim to evoke a sense of space rather than to render an accurate copy of one. Whilst every painting has its roots in the real world – often in a particular place I have visited in the past; during the process of painting the work always takes its own path. Improvisation and intuitive mark making help begin the conversation within the painting and allow the work to break away from formal constraints of representational painting. I aim for the work to stand independent of its realistic source yet preserve enough of the original imagery to show the history of its making, the stages the painting went through. The laborious process of adding paint, scraping and carving results in a sensuous surface, rich in texture, pattern and layers and becomes a metaphor of how a place can be filled with emotions, memories and history.

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