modernist abstract assemblage
With a background in graphic design‚ Kelly Stewart is creating a name for himself in the art world for his series of modernist abstract assemblages that would each look as at home in a Harry Seidler House as they would in the most contemporary of living rooms.
Kelly works with original materials sourced for their inherent character and appeal‚ with each piece laid in tessellation to create a three-dimensional one-off assemblage that is a homage to texture and balanced composition.
Creating each piece purely by hand‚ Kelly's assemblages also often incorporate typography and a strong colour palette that will ad accent to homes around Australia and around the world.
“THE INSPIRATION FOR A PIECE MAY COME FROM THE FINDING OF MATERIALS THAT POSSES A COLOUR OR PATINA THAT SPEAKS TO ME AND IS THEN DEVELOPED INTO AN ABSTRACT FORM. THESE THEN ARE THE 3 DIMENSIONS‚ COMBINED‚ CREATING AN ALCHEMY TO ENGAGE THE VIEWER THROUGH FORM & LAYERS AND THE REALISATION OF IT’S ELEMENTS NOT ONLY HAVING A PAST‚ BUT REBORN”
"A magical power or process of transmuting a common substance‚ usually of little value‚ into a substance of great value".