Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Galerie Quynh is pleased to present Tension – an exhibition of new work by Australian artist George Papadimas.
George Papadimas’s practice is about a precise methodology, where all the works adhere to a strict, objective set of principals based on numerical sequencing. The artworks themselves are as much formed by the artist’s manipulation of mathematics as they are by the natural properties of the materials used. For example, in ‘Untitled, Counting (Resolved Digits)’ numbers from 1 to 9 are systematically assigned a color; the resulting composition is derived from the artist’s treatment of the series of numbers, not the direct manipulation of the materials.
The artist has stated, “What I have tried to do is to create a series of works utilizing the tension between a numerical basis and structured manipulation of a particular material, allowing the work to organically free-form.”
Papadimas will present three series of works in Tension: ‘Untitled, Memory (Paired Digits)’, which comprises ten sculptures created from MDF; nine cut paper works from ‘Untitled, Revolving Around a Fixed Central Point (Fibonacci)’; and nine works called ‘Untitled, Counting (Resolved Digits)’, which were created by laying strips of colored vinyl onto tracing paper. Born in 1969 in Melbourne, Papadimas is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City. The artist’s practice is not limited to any one medium; his body of work includes installation-based art, sculpture, painting and works on paper. George has participated in numerous exhibitions and received many art prizes across the range of mediums he works in.
Exhibition dates: March 24 – April 16, 2006
Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, March 23rd, 6 – 8 PM
‘Tension’ can be viewed online at
www.galeriequynh.com after March 27th.
A color catalogue will also be published.
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