Garth Weiser - Contemporary Artists

Something For The Weekend

Something For The Weekend The Saatchi Gallery
 

Garth Weiser

Something For The Weekend

2006
Oil on canvas

228.6 x 304.8 cm

Garth Weiser’s paintings explore the nature of perception. Weiser’s process with this body of work often begins by making a three dimensional model of an abstracted form as a ‘sketch’ or model from which to paint. Coating his canvases with thick impasto grids or relief outlines of his composition, Weiser underscores each painting with a textured foundation which enforces the illusionary elements of scale and perspective and the gives a mimetic quality of architectural space. Using this blueprint of spatial order as a departure point for painterly invention, Weiser’s finished works disrupt and challenge visual expectation. Following the dictates of the underlying pattern, Weiser departs from the depictive ‘reality’ of still life to create mesmerising abstractions.
 
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