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Acrylic on Canvas
Tappan presents SHINE SUNSHINE, a window into Australian artist Luke Chiswell's exploration of the creative process. Chiswell, a multimedia visual artist, merges diverse mediums such as screen printing, painting and sculpture to celebrate the allure concealed within trial and error, asemic writing and observing ones self interacting with the creative process.
Inspired by his rural roots, his work radiates authenticity and intricacy.
In his previous works, Chiswell explored the mantras of the physical process to making. In this body of work, he delves into the feeling of creation and the associated energy. Metaphorically, he likens the act of making to basking in the sun, representing the flow state of creativity, and posits flowers as the resultant of ideas left in the sun. The metaphor becomes the thematic basis for his artistic production.
In a continuation of his Action Paintings series, Luke Chiswell excels at revealing the interplay between language, meaning, and mis-meaning, and abstracting language to its furthest point in his work. These works represent the exploration of value disruption and the rejection of the traditionally-linear art-making process. The large paintings transform text from legible to abstract, evoking an intuitive response to mark-making. The result is the creation of a new vocabulary through asemic writing, reflecting the repetitive nature of language and enhancing the possibilities of interpretation.
Acrylic on Canvas
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan
“Each work tells it's own story through unique markings and scratches, their own destruction giving rise to a moment, to a memory, to an achievement.”