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Simon Blau Biography

"When you are painting there is a meeting point between the reality of the material world and an internal world. It is the flux between these two points that interests me” Simon Blau

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Simon Blau’s work allows us to ponder the nature of painting as an action and painting as an object. While Blau’s works nods toward the history of painting and particularly abstraction, they also speak emphatically of the ability of paintings to transcend the reality of themselves as objects. They tackle notions regarding the nature of existence, materiality and immateriality. Each work is like witnessing Blau’s trails of thoughts, his intentions and decisions.

Born in 1952, Blau lives and works in Sydney. He has been exhibiting since the 1980s and his work is held in numerous public collections including The National Gallery of Australia, The National Gallery of Victoria, Wollongong City Gallery and Artbank as well as corporate and private collections including The Baillieu Myer Collection of Contemporary Art, Melbourne. 

Simon Blau Featured Artworks

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Couple by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlauCouple, 2020Acrylic on panel
40.5 x 30.5 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Political Cartoon by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlauPolitical Cartoon, 2020Acrylic on panel
51 x 40.5 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Clown Music by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlauClown Music, 2020Acrylic on panel
61 x 46 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Young by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlauYoung, 2019Acrylic on panel
122 x 91 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
miRRoR painting 3 by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlaumiRRoR painting 3, 2020Acrylic on panel
35.5 x 28 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Off Centre by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlauOff Centre, 2021Acrylic on panel
35 x 40 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
SWING by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Simon BlauSWING, 2019Acrylic on panel
30.5 x 23 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Sailing Dinghy by Simon Blau contemporary artwork painting
Simon BlauSailing Dinghy, 2018Acrylic on linen
137.5 x 88.5 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery

Simon Blau Recent Exhibitions

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Simon Blau Represented By

Gallery 9 contemporary art gallery in Sydney, Australia Gallery 9 Sydney
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