It’s exhibition time at Tusk and we are very proud to announce the opening of ‘Semblance’ this Thursday night at 6-9pm! Here at Tusk we are getting everything set up for this very exciting showcase of contemporary portrait work by four of our artists. The exhibition will feature work by local Melbourne Artist Johanna Wilbraham, and Thai artists Paitoon Jumee, Attasit Pokpong and Vichit Nongnual. You will be able to enjoy some complimentary food and drink, as well as live music and talks by Gallery co-owner Gary Coliier and artist Johanna Wilbraham. If you would like to join us this week for a browse, a chat and a glass of wine at the opening please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some sneaky peeks of what you can expect to see in this exhibition:
Johanna Wilbraham lives and works in Melbourne, however she hails originally from the UK which is where she completed her degree in Fine Art and first started selling her pieces in London and around Europe. She uses a highly experimental process and creates her paintings by building layers of diluted oil paint up slowly, using jars and jugs to pour the paint. Johanna is interested in taking small, unseen moments and magnifying them on colourful, large scale canvases.
Paitoon Jumee’s serene and popular portraits examine the effect of external stimuli on the individual through the use of his distinctive dripping technique . Sometimes his portraits have eyes open, representing receptivity to surroundings, but often his subject’s eyes are closed to suggest a detachment from the external world. We have just today received new pieces directly from Bangkok from Paitoon. Do come along and check them out this week!
Attasit Pokpong is one of Thailand’s most widely known contemporary artists and has gained recognition through exhibitions around the world. The luminous beauty of his faces, often with vibrant coloured lips, have become a very distinctive feature of his work. Attasit believes that true emotion is always expressed through the face and he explores this idea with his larger than life portraits.
Lastly, Vichit Nongnual’s amazing and delicate new works have been huge favourites at the gallery. Some of these pieces have already been snapped up as pre-exhibition sales! Vichit has exhibited all over the world, including New York, Hong Kong and Paris. His work examines the differences between Eastern and Western cultures and express his desire to understand both.
Please join us at ‘Semblance’ to celebrate this amazing selection of contemporary portraiture by Tusk Artists. We would love to see you there!