Lovers is the latest must-see exhibition by Sydney Peace Prize Winner George Gittoes, showing at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley from September 19 to October 13.
In a complete stylistic shift from Gittoes’ sometimes disturbing, often controversial figurative documentation of war, Gittoes revisits an abstract style in this new exhibition which explores the mythical power of love.
These mystical, abstract artworks are not unrelated to his previous works; rather they encapsulate everything that he has been trying to convey. Amidst all the pain and suffering, love can survive.
This series of paintings is reminiscent of rarely seen Gittoes artworks from the late 1960’s. Gittoes has utilised wood block stamps collected over many years throughout Afghanistan, some of which have been dated by Peshawar University as being over 1000 years old.
The result is a collection of multi-dimensional and highly intricate artworks full of historical content and layers of meaning.
Need to know - George Gittoes will attend Opening Night on Friday, September 21 from 6 to 9pm. He will also conduct an artist talk at Mitchell Fine Art on Saturday, September 22.
By Deb Lidster
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