MERTON CHAMBERS, PEAS, 2019 (DETAIL), OIL PASTEL ON CANVAS, 120 x 120cm IN THE APPLE AND THE KNIFE, THE CONDENSERY, 2022.
Intimate Immensity is an exhibition of works by Australian artist, Ian Friend.
Ian Friend is best known for his subtle and evocative works on paper. With a fascination for the alchemy of materials and an obsession with handmade paper, Friend’s works are made through processes that speak to the artist’s reverence for the materiality of making.
Repeated layers of ink and gouache are laid down and then inscribed with lines of crayon and pencil. Through a process of push and pull, addition and subtraction, the works gradually move towards resolution and articulate a space that is both intimate and expansive.
IMAGE: IAN FRIEND, OUT THERE I (2021). INK, GOUACHE AND CRAYON ON BOARD, 60.5 X 40CM.
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