Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...
The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...
Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...
Tess Jaray, Aleppo - The Light Surrounded (2016) (detail). Paint on panel. 194 x 200 cm. © Tess Jaray, 2017. All rights reserved. Courtesy Karsten Schubert and Marlborough Fine Art, London.
There’s a physical quality to Tess Jaray’s paintings that comes through even in digital reproductions. Scrolling through an email containing images from Into Light, an exhibition of her work open at Marlborough Fine Art in London through June 17, feels a bit like walking into a shaft of sunlight in an ancient alley.
Examining the geometry of pattern, repetition and colour within her surroundings, Tess Jaray has explored painterly perspective for more than five decades. Jaray focuses on producing the illusion of space, using perspective to create a field of spatial paradox that equates to distance and closeness in the mind. In many of her works the area of pattern is contained by a strong, grounding background colour, thereby controlling the movement of the forms.
Tess Jaray (b.1937) was born in Vienna, Austria and to moved to UK in 1938. She currently lives and works in London. The artist studied at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1954-57) and later at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1957-60).
Taking inspiration from Islamic tilling, non-Western structures and Renaissance architecture. The exhibition is formed from a selection of new and early works with large-scale paintings of the theme of Aleppo and a series of small vibrant works, as well as drawings from throughout her career.
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