Sydney based artist Peter Sharp’s current exhibition ‘Eucalypt’ is rich in colour and material. Expressive and poetic, Sharp translates the Australian landscape into emotional abstractions.
Always starting with paper sketches, Sharp then translates to drawings, then to paintings, and then finally to sculptures. It’s so beautiful to see the whole process unfold in this show. The micro celebrations of our environmental fabric, Sharp focuses on the miniscule in his landscapes rather than our very vast horizons.
His earthy tones are highlighted with lilac, dirty pinks and sky blue. Chalky and milky in texture they are wonderful compositions of biomorphic forms. You get a sense of his intense love for this country through his work. Abstracted moments capturing flora on paper, canvas, and totem, ‘Eucalypt’ is a beautiful reminder of this extraordinarily abundant island that we camp on.
Peter Sharp ‘Eucalypt’
Liverpool Street Gallery
2 Liverpool Street East Sydney 2010
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Until 30th October 2014
Credits: Courtesy of the artist & Liverpool Street Gallery