Australian Arthouse Gallery presents a new series of paintings by Mornington Peninsula-based artist John Baird.

Characterized by a distinctive flattened aesthetic, John Baird’s work navigates between painting, collage, and sculpture. His artworks often convey this lingering aura of nostalgia. The bold painterly style draws inspiration from techniques by Matisse and Motherwell, among others. Baird’s latest series of paintings engages with the iconic setting of Sydney Harbour. Please read more below the image.

Bridge and two boats, acrylic and shellac on board, 122 x 90 cm
Bridge and two boats, acrylic and shellac on board, 122 x 90 cm

By exploring how Sydney Harbour has become such a landmark of Australian identity, the artist skillfully creates a link between internal and external reality. Using paint, wallpaper, fabric, and shellac, the new body of work depicts majestic sailboats, landmarks, and roaring seas rendered in steely blues, sandy greens and peachy whites.

The exhibition will run from February 2 – February 18, 2017 at Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay 2011. For additional information about the gallery, please have a look here: www.arthousegallery.com.au

Running and windward, acrylic and shellac on board, 120 x 150 cm
Running and windward, acrylic and shellac on board, 120 x 150 cm
John Baird in his studio.
Artist John Baird in his studio.

All images © by John Baird and Arthouse Gallery. Find more inspiring artworks and upcoming exhibitions in our extensive Art category. On WE AND THE COLOR we present you a handpicked selection of both emerging and established artists from around the globe.

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