Cynefin by Steven Harvey
‘Cynefin’, the latest exhibition by the talented Australian artist Steven Harvey, is now exhibiting at Liverpool Street Gallery until 16th August.
The collection is made up of seven large works, four medium works and several small sized paintings, all inspired by the Welsh word Cynefin. With no direct English translation, Cynefin refers to a sense of connection to place and familiarity with the environment you inhabit.
“Belonging, placement, rightness are all apt metaphors for Harvey’s practice”, says Adam Sims, (Curatorial Director at Liverpool Street Gallery), which is apparent in Harvey’s compositions. Translucent acrylic paint is applied to compressed cement, which creates beautifully textured surfaces for the abstract imagery and gentle forms. Harvey’s subject matter is often inspired by his travels to the Australian desert and coastline. Eagle Rock in the Southern Highlands, NSW is the landscape Harvey portrays in this series.
Harvey’s painting style is very intuitive, and his subject matter is constantly evolving and developing to create a diverse portfolio of work. Cynefin is currently exhibiting at Liverpool Street Gallery until the 16th August.
Liverpool Street Gallery, 243a Liverpool Street East Sydney NSW 2010
Credits:Liverpool Street Gallery