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“Reflections” Opening Night Success!

We had the opening night for our “Reflections” exhibition on Wednesday evening. We had artists, clients, students, and all members of the public here on the night. Sculptor Pimpisa Tinpalit gave a talk on her unique sculptures pictured below:

Pimpisa works

We had a few sales on the night, and a lot of interest from guests. Overall, it was a great night and we’d like to thank everyone who attended!

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Any questions about the exhibition please contact Tusk Gallery on (03) 9827 3338

Paitoon Jumee’s latest works: See them first at the “Reflections” opening night!

These 3 new paintings by Paitoon Jumee have just arrived in Australia all the way from Bangkok and will be displayed for the first time at the opening night of “Reflections” on Wednesday night at Tusk. Paitoon’s portraits have left many visitors to the gallery in awe. Undoubtedly, these 3 new works will have the same response. To see them first, don’t forget to RSVP to the “Reflections” opening night Wednesday 25th, from 6pm.

3 latest Paitoon artworks, each measuring 200x145cm

3 latest Paitoon artworks, each measuring 200x145cm

Ralf Kempken


David Bromley, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and possibly many more names have had a go at this subject matter. Who can claim the right to ownership of a painted butterfly?
I felt like a change and the Butterfly seemed like an apt symbol for me personally, even though it is a very loaded symbol, positive and negative, in many cultures.
The cocoon is part of this tranformative process but just doesn’t look as good as the endresult.

My medium is the stencil and hence these are all spray painted as I usually do and the negative space filled in with metalic paint as I have done on many other paintings.
Composition and technique are different and of course I am aware of Bromley’s as well as Warhol’s And Hirst’s versions. I did not want them to stop me doing my own.



Cheryl Petersen : New Work September 2013

Cheryl Petersen : New Work September 2013

Mornington Penisula artist Cheryl Petersen has just completed 5 new paintings. This one (above) is called “Purple Maze” It’s 180x150cm (deoo).
Here’s a preview.


“Golden Birds” Cheryl Petersen 235x175cm (fiio)


“Meow Meow” Cheryl Petersen 120x100cm (hio)


“Simply Beautiful” Cheryl Petersen 235x175cm (diio)


“Orange Tree” Cheryl Petersen 180x150cm (bgio)

Claude Monet to Dusit Pimchangthong

Legendary Impressionist artist Claude Monet once said “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”. Hopefully you all got the chance to see the Monet exhibit at the NGV (which finished up last Sunday) and see Monet’s masterpiece depicted on canvas (and in a beautiful documentary that showed at the end of the exhibit). It doesn’t matter how many images you see online, on postcards, or in catalogues of Monet’s works – nothing beats seeing them in the flesh.

Given the city’s recent Monet momentum, and now that it’s finally crossing over into Spring here in Melbourne, we thought it would be the ideal time to give our artist Dusit Pimchangthong a bit of spotlight time. If you aren’t familiar with the artist, Dusit Pimchangthong is a contemporary landscape painter who lives and works in Bangkok. Dusit fell in love with Impressionism while studying at university in Thailand. When looking at Dusit’s work, you can clearly see the inspiration he took from the old masters, like Monet, in his free and accentuated brushstrokes, his vibrant colours, his attention to light and shadowing, and of course his choice of subject.

Impressionism is one of the most influential art movements in all art history. It’s effects changed art practices in ways no one could have anticipated. For the first time, artists looked at how light is reflected or absorbed and how this interplay subsequently registers colours in our brains, they now had tubes of paint that could open and close, they began mixing colors right on their canvases instead of their palettes, and one of the most simple yet most influential changes was the the introduction of the primed white canvas. Nowadays, we look back at Impressionism as quite a conservative and traditional painting style, when in reality they were the rebels of their time and consequently ostracised themselves from the academic art world.

You can see why contemporary artists all over the world, like Dusit, still draw inspiration from these masters of paint!

Dusit Pimchanthong, “Cloud Hill, Olinda”, oil on canvas,  200x100cm

Dusit Pimchangthong, “Cloud Hill, Olinda”, oil on canvas, 200x100cm

Claude Monet, "Pathway In Monets Garden At Giverny"

Claude Monet, “Pathway In Monets Garden At Giverny”

Dusit Pimchanthong, "Water Lillies" 100x100cm, oil on canvas

Dusit Pimchangthong, “Water Lillies” 100x100cm, oil on canvas

Claude Monet, "Water Lillies I"

Claude Monet, “Water Lillies I”

A few years ago, Tusk Gallery commissioned Dusit Pimchangthong to do a series of landscapes of Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens and Dandenong Ranges and surrounds. The result is a stunning series of oil paintings that pay tribute to the original source of beauty in this world – nature. In Dusit’s paintings, you can almost feel the leaves rustling and the sun shining down on your shoulders – and, same as Monet, nothing beats seeing this works in the flesh!

So, on the evening of Wednesday 25th September, Tusk Gallery will be hosting the opening night of our next exhibition, “Reflections”, featuring some of our most prominent South-East Asian artists, including Dusit himself. All are encouraged to come along and see the work of Dusit and several of our other fantastic artists on the walls at Tusk. In the meantime, have a look at a selection of Dusit’s works here.

To RSVP to the “Reflections” opening night contact Tusk at southyarra@tuskgallery.com.au or phone us on (03) 9827 3338.

The Sculpture of Pimpisa Tinpalit

The Sculpture of Pimpisa Tinpalit

Pimpisa has been living and exhibiting in Melbourne for several years. She studied at one of Bangkok’s top art universities and ironically some of her classmates are already represented by Tusk Gallery.
Pimpisa’s work will be a feature at our “Reflections” opening on Wednesday September 25 at 6pm. 438 Chapel St South Yarra. Please let us know if you can make it.