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Maximilian Daniels, Red and blue (2017), Oil, pastel & dry pigment on canvas, 153 x 153cm

HEATWAVE 28 NOVEMBER - 23 DECEMBER 2017 MAXIMILAN DANIELS, ANNA MAY HENRY, MATTHEW KENTMANN & MORGAN SHIMELD


HEATWAVE MAXIMILIAN DANIELS, ANNA MAY HENRY, MATTHEW KENTMANN & MORGAN SHIMELD PREVIEW CATALOGUE Opening Night: Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6 - 8pm 28 November - 23 December 2017, Tue-Sat 10am-5pm 76 Paddington St Paddington NSW 2021 RSVP 02 9660 7799

This Summer, Piermarq is going to turn up the heat with new work by some of the hottest rising stars of the Sydney art scene. Heatwave is visually striking, bold and colourful, incorporating works across a number of styles and mediums. The exhibition explores the vibrant hues and shades that embody the summer season. Maximilian Daniels throws himself into process, creating work that examines colour and its relationship to gesture and materiality. His soughtafter works manifest by painting multiple layers oil paint over a period of many months. Daniels' creates delicate, complex surfaces, that emerge over time and examine the subtleties of colour.    Anna May Henry's latest work is inspired by native flora discovered on a recent art adventure to the beating heart of our country. From Alice Springs, Henry journeyed into the Western Desert, one of the harshest environments on the planet. Her paintings capture small moments of beauty in the relentless desert heat. Matthew Kentmann's subtle sky-scapes are motivated by his immediate environment that backs onto the Ku-ring-gai National Park, bordering the northern limits of Sydney’s sprawl. White Heat (2017) captures the dreamy, yet unsettling tones that set the sky alight in bush fire season.   Morgan Shimeld's is a sculptor of immense talent with works characterised by attention to structure and form. His sculptures incorporate cast, welded and fabricated bronze and steel; manifested in luminous, fiery colours of the sunburnt landscape.   Join us in celebration of these up-and-coming talents and a classic Sydney summer season to come.   Heatwave opens on Tuesday 28 November 2017, 6 - 8pm and runs until 23 December 2017.


MAXIMILIAN DANIELS Maximilian Daniels (b. 1991) is an emerging Australian Artist living and working in Sydney, NSW. Daniels' completed his artistic training at UNSW ART & Design in Sydney, where he finalised a double degree, one being his Bachelor of Arts in painting and drawing. His practice is an ongoing investigation into abstract painting and techniques used to construct an abstract image. His practice involves and interrogates traditional notions of observation, representation and technique. Maximilian Daniels’ work draws upon the repeated processes and materiality of painting; mixing of colour, composition of the painting ground, layering of surface, and the application of the mark to develop visual observations of the action of painting itself. Through repeating techniques used in his practice Daniels creates work that examines colour and its relation to gesture and materiality in painting. By sequentially layering colour, Daniels creates delicate complex surfaces that emerge over time and examine the subtleties of colour. Each layer of material, primer and paint is visible as part of the superficial surface of the final image. The result is an image that holds both depth and flatness, and its own form of “temporal perspective”. The inherent materiality of Maximilian Daniels’ work challenges and deconstructs commonly accepted notions of what constitutes an image. Although very much informed by the process of observation and representation, the final image is devoid of all figurative imagery. Through using each process and material as both subject and substance for creating the image, Daniels elucidates a novel approach to the ‘image’ and the painting process.

Artist Maximilian Daniels


Maximilian Daniels Red and blue (2017) Oil, pastel & dry pigment on canvas 153 x 153cm, framed


Maximilian Daniels Yellow and blue (2017) Oil, pastel & dry pigment on canvas 153 x 153cm, framed


Maximilian Daniels Sail study #3 (2016) Oil & marble dust on linen 168 x 137cm, framed


Maximilian Daniels Red and grey (2017) Oil, pastel & dry pigment on canvas 67 x 56cm, framed $2,400


Maximilian Daniels Blue and red (2017) Oil, pastel & dry pigment on canvas 67 x 56cm, framed


Maximilian Daniels Orange and grey (2017) Oil, pastel & dry pigment on canvas 67 x 56cm, framed


ANNA MAY HENRY Anna May Henry (b. 1995) is a Sydney-based painter and a promising recent graduate from the National Art School, Sydney. Henry's practice centres on still life painting from an observation-based studio practice. Her paintings focus on native Australian ora and reect her interest in the unique aesthetics, sense of identity and symbolism of the Australian landscape. Her paintings play with markmaking and a diversity of paint application that negotiate the fundamentals of painting.

Artist Anna May Henry


Anna May Henry Gum nuts (2017) Oil on canvas board 50 x 40cm, framed


Anna May Henry Kangaroo Paw (2017) Oil on canvas board 50 x 40cm, framed


Anna May Henry Leucadendron (2017) Oil on canvas board 29.7 x 21cm, framed


Anna May Henry Sturt’s Desert Pea 2 (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 21 x 29.7cm, framed


Anna May Henry Sturt’s Desert Pea (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 20.3 x 20.3cm, framed


Anna May Henry Eucalyptus (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 20.3 x 20.3cm, framed


Anna May Henry Wildflower (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 17.8 x 22.8cm, framed


Anna May Henry Cheeky Doggo (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 17.8 x 22.8cm, framed


Anna May Henry Lethargic (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 17.8 x 22.8cm, framed


Anna May Henry Cheeky Shane (2017) Acrylic on canvas board 17.8 x 22.8cm, framed


MATTHEW KENTMANN Born in London in 1977, Matthew Kentmann (b. 1977) is a Sydney-based artist. Kentmann has held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne and was a finalist in the 2014 Hornsby Art Prize, the 2011 and 2003 Dobell Prize for Drawing and the 2006 Redlands Westpac Art Prize. Matthew Kentmann on his practice; "I am motivated by my immediate environment that backs onto National Park, NSW. Nature, particularly the daily visits from a variety of birds informed my last three exhibitions. The birds beautifully break the formal elements of the landscape or painting and create movement in an otherwise static medium. Furthermore I feel connected via subject to the history of painting. Velazquez, Turner and Van Gogh depicted birds as did artists closer to home such as Sidney Nolan and Brett Whiteley.” The latter noting; "People ask me 'why paint birds?' and I look at them dumbfounded! I’ve got no answer, except that they are the most beautiful creatures" – Brett Whiteley Matthew Kentmann has an ongoing interest in portraiture. He has been a semifinalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2012, 2015 and 2016) and was a finalist in the Archibald Prize with his portrait of fellow artist Nigel Milsom, in 2015. Kentmann and Milsom first met in the late 1990s when they were students at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, and have remained close friends since. "I work with subjects that resonate with me," he says. "The thing that’s going to lift a particular work will be the relationship between the artist and the subject."

Artist Matthew Kentmann


Matthew Kentmann Pass In Time (2017) Oil on linen 153 x 122cm


Matthew Kentmann Plume (2017) Oil on canvas 153 x 137cm, framed


Matthew Kentmann Backburn (2017) Oil on canvas 153 x 137cm, framed


Matthew Kentmann White Heat (2017) Oil on linen 102 x 92cm, framed


Matthew Kentmann Blue Murder (2017) Oil on linen 76 x 71cm, framed


MORGAN SHIMELD The work of Sydney based sculptor, Morgan Shimeld (B. 1978-), is primarily concerned with the aesthetic and theoretical concepts of modernist architecture and design. Shimeld’s work, characterised by attention to structure and form, incorporates cast, welded and fabricated bronze and steel. In 2000, Shimeld graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts, from the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts. Shimeld has been a finalist in a number of prestigious art prizes including: The Mt Buller Sculpture Award 2013, The Montalto Sculpture Prize 2013, Sculpture at Scenic World 2013, Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011, The UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition 2010, The Deakin Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2010, The Sawmillers Reserve Sculpture Prize 2010, and Sculpture by the Sea 2009. Shimeld’s work has been sought after by many private collectors and has also been acquired by Artbank Australia.

Artist Morgan Shimeld


Morgan Shimeld Triplex Red (2016), ed of 5 Bronze & red polyurethane 50 x 50 x 20cm


Morgan Shimeld Trio Orange (2016), ed of 5 Bronze & orange polyurethane 30 x 25 x 12cm


Morgan Shimeld Trimetric Yellow (2016), ed of 5 Bronze & yellow polyurethane 30 x 30 x 15cm


Contact us +61 2 9660 7799 info@piermarq.com.au 76 Paddington St Paddington 2021 NSW

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Heatwave 2017 Catalogue  

This Summer, Piermarq is going to turn up the heat with new work by some of the hottest rising stars of the Sydney art scene.

Heatwave 2017 Catalogue  

This Summer, Piermarq is going to turn up the heat with new work by some of the hottest rising stars of the Sydney art scene.

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