2pm Sunday 7 April 2019
Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
Opened by Archibald Prize finalist artist Kerry McInnis
Exhibition continues until 30 May 2019
“Being an artist allows me to use an entirely different language to express ideas. The more I draw and paint the more I realize that in a unique way I am actually a sort of visual medium, receptive to a deep undercurrent of place and subject. My paintings are increasingly abstracted from figuration and mostly landscapes. This method of painting largely comes from accidental and impetuous mark making. I have a fascination with the impasto nature of oil paint, in fact the character of its qualities at times seam even more important than the subject. Painting is my ongoing journey of exploration, constantly playing with warm and cool, dark and light colours as they collide within the tonal spaces of a painting.”
This is Rick Cochrane’s second Exhibition at Bungendore Woodworks. His art practice includes painting, drawing and printmaking. Rick is part of the steering committee for Canberra Art Workshop, a community based studio at the M16 Artspace Canberra where he also teaches short courses in expressive drawing and portraiture.