Sydney, 19 Jul 2022 — 7 Aug 2022

15 Roylston Street [PO Box 282], Paddington 2021

Night Drawings and Day Paintings
- Stephanie Monteith

“Night Drawings and Day Paintings consists of a series of focussed still life drawings and paintings investigating the tension between objects and spaces. The visual encounter of perceiving these objects and spaces is translated into shapes, tones and colours in paint or graphite. I find this activity of rendering a lived experience into a picture fulfilling. It is a process of abstraction that strangely enough results in an illusion of representation.

These paintings and drawings relate to the tradition of ‘trompe-l’œil’. Translated from French to English, ‘trompe-l’œil’ means ‘deceive the eye’. This is the name given to types of paintings or even architecture, where realistic imagery is used to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. This is a playful visual experience that I enjoy interpreting. Whilst the use of the phrase ‘trompe-l’œil’ has fairly recent origins, the desire to create this type of illusion has ancient connections.” Stephanie Monteith, 2022

This project has been supported by the National Art School

 

 

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