Melbourne, 8 Mar 2022 — 26 Mar 2022

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

From observation
- Julian Twigg

In memory of the artist’s father Alby Twigg 1932 – 2022

To stand before Julian Twigg’s bold, impasto paintings is to be transported to the ocean; churning waves, rolling clouds and light glistening upon the water. He has a unique ability to capture the ever-changing moods, textures and colours of the sea, and the grand vessels which journey across it.

Twigg paints en plein air, and dedicates a great deal of time and attention to discovering new vantage points from which to observe the ocean. This reverent observation, honed over many years, and the immediacy with which it is translated onto canvas, infuses his works with spontaneity and vitality. Twigg’s evocative seas are punctuated with the industrial bulk of the cargo vessels and pleasure craft which travel across the water. They appear striking against the painterly layers of ocean in their bold, simplified forms, reduced to emblematic shapes on the horizon.

This exhibition of recent paintings, works on paper and ceramics features myriad views of Sorrento and Port Melbourne, as well as Albany, Western Australia, where the artist completed a residency in 2021.

From observation presents Julian Twigg’s heartfelt response to the magnificence of the ocean, and the distinctive characteristics of the Australian coast.

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