Contempo at KAB Gallery – Mixing it up!

  • By: KERRY-ANNE BLANKET
  • Thursday 13th July 2017
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Mixing it up: Right NOW it’s all about collecting a variety of art. With such an array of contemporary artists working in the current market you can be liberal in your choices and purchase art that really connects with you.

KAB Gallery is helping you do just that – for the entire month of August we will be exhibiting a hot new contemporary artist each week.

As KAB Gallery continues to grow and expand, so does the great stable of artists we exhibit. With new artist applications coming through to KAB Gallery each day, I have been working with the team to select favourite works and bring them to the Gallery at Terrigal for you to view and purchase.

The selection process has been based on various factors, but most importantly the key points of quality, versatility, broad appeal and good sales history. There are many facets of the Australian art market, which means it’s a full-time job keeping up-to-date. But don’t sweat it – you can rely on KAB Gallery to have done the hard yards on your behalf, so all you need to worry aout is finding somewhere to hang your favourite piece.

Kicking off Contempo Month we welcome French born abstract artist, Catherine Hiller. We know you will love her work – it’s bright, contemporary and full of textured layering. With titles such as “Bloom” and “L’eden” you can be sure this series will be full of colour and beauty. Catherine explains “ I am very sensitive to my surroundings – colours, sounds, people and most of all music; every cue, whether visual, aural or emotional, has a colour to me and I try translating it all onto canvas without the distraction of a thought process.” She also explains that the process of creating “the physicality of painting” brings her so much joy and hopes that transpires for audiences.

Catherine Hiller
Les Papillons
Oil on linen, 93x123cm

Catherine is followed by Adelaide artist Katie Wyatt who brings the use of “texture” to the next level! The oil paint is heavily applied in brilliant colour. Wyatt focuses on two key subjects – seascapes and flora. While the subject matter is quite different, there is a unified use of colour and composition evident throughout her work. Her use of repetition and pattern have a rhythmic appeal which attracts the viewer’s eye from one side of the canvas to the other. 

Katie Wyatt
Blush Terrain
Oil on Canvas, 60x60cm

Her work is an interior designer’s go-to and must-have for colour, texture and contemporary composition. Wyatt’s work is sought after for her lavish handling of oil paint, and her harmonious palettes of both warm and cool tones presented within her beautiful compositions. Her paintings are interesting and the heavy textures create a dimensional focal point to any room.

For the third feature we welcome Benjamin Tankard. He is a contemporary Australian artist known for his bold post-modern appropriations. A self-proclaimed pop artist working within a contemporary art market, his work is sought after and collected world-wide. KAB Gallery recently exhibited a few pieces of his work as a preview which promptly sold out. 

Ben Tankard
The Unpopular Gatsby
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 61x46cm

 

In the final week we introduce the talented Amanda Cameron from Queensland. Amanda has created an exclusive series of work for KAB Gallery which focus on clusters of swimmers and beachgoers enjoying the Australian surf. Her work is detailed and interesting. It is the type of artwork you can get up close to view and appreciate the detail as well as stand back and enjoy the overall composition and gorgeous colour.

The longer I view Amanda Cameron’s artwork, the more detail and narratives emerge. Take a look at each person in the surf to see what they are doing, who are they connecting with, what are they looking at? 

Amanda Cameron
Before the Drop Off
Oil on Canvas, 76.5x121cm
KERRY-ANNE BLANKET, Director & Curator - KAB Gallery
About the author

KERRY-ANNE BLANKET

Director & Curator - KAB Gallery

KAB Gallery’s Kerry-Anne Blanket holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts and two Masters degrees (Hons) from the University of Sydney. With an extensive career in art education along with the management of museums and investment art galleries, Kerry-Anne can offer premier art consulting to her clients and source specially requested works. 

She has a keen eye for detail, comprehensive art market knowledge and a love of all things beautiful. Kerry-Anne works directly with artists and collectors alike to curate interesting and eclectic exhibitions.