Claudia Damichi, Colour Matters
As the weather cools and the sky begins to grey, we find ourselves uplifted by the new body of work by Sydney-based Artist Claudia Damichi. Exhibiting at Sydney’s Olsen Gallery between the 9th and 27th of May, ‘Colour Matters’ is a collection of geometric, painterly prints of colour play stretched over canvas frames.
Fluoro pinks meet cobalt blues in her large-scale acrylic paintings. On the clean white space of the gallery walls, her works are as vibrant as they are arresting. Unexpected pairings are dizzyingly cool, with block colours that interweave like optical illusions.
Damichi’s work is an ongoing exploration of pattern and colour. Influenced by the fabric studies and designs of French artist Sonia Delaunay and Michel Eugène Chevreul’s chemical colour theories, she is interested in the energies that colours impart on the spaces they occupy. Each of her works incite curiosity, invigorating interiors and all the while adding a sense of humour and play.
Outside of her work on canvas, Damichi also paints her ARTWALLS, larger versions of her colour works that she paints directly onto walls in both outdoor or public spaces. She paints these pieces “in response to the architecture” she says, as well for the people who inhabit the space.’
It’s hard to understand the distinctive nature of Damichi’s artwork without seeing it firsthand, and so, we recommend getting down to Olsen Gallery this month to experience her works for ‘Colour Matters’ in person.
Olsen Gallery, 9 May – 27 May 2018