Contemporary Greek Australian artist Paul Laspagis will present his latest works from his series ‘The Floating Landscape – Yarra Valley’ at the Yering, curated by Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Born in Lemnos in 1949 and migrating to Melbourne in 1957, the painter studied at the National Gallery Art School with John Brack and Alun Leach-Jones.
Being a devoted cubist, Laspagis explores techniques which allow him to transform the ordinary and transient into flat, formal monuments that give the illusion of solidity and permanence.
“I am interested in making images from the man-made environment,the human presence and the natural landscape,” Laspagis says.
“I look for structure and order … I see harmony, unity and interconnection in the makeup of visual reality and endeavour to have these values reflected in the language of my painting. Drawing is very important to me, it is the initial responsive contact with the subject before I begin to analyse and dissect in orchestrating the painting.”
With a career spanning four decades, Laspagis is constantly evolving his “artistic expression, creating unique interpretations of his own visual experience”.
For further information, contact [email protected] or call (03) 97300100.
When: 16 September-26 October 2016, every Monday to Friday 10.00 am-5.00 pm
Where: Yering Station, Gallery 38, Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, VIC
opening: Friday 22 September