Belem lett

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In Belem Lett’s latest series of paintings organic forms of strange elegance unfurl in richly coloured plumages. Mark making is central to these paintings, rendered in glowing definition over white underpainting. Brush marks range from precise repetition to bold, sweeping spontaneity. These works are borne from Lett’s ongoing research into the 18th century Rococo movement, or late Baroque, a period known for its elaborate organic motifs and lavishness. Lett playfully mimics the symmetry found in Baroque decoration and its depictions of nature, encouraging these abstract constellations of colour and gesture to read as flora or fauna. This mirroring is also a direct reference to Rorschach’s infamous inkblots, designed to bridge the gap between the conscious and the unconscious mind.

Belem Lett graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in 2008 and completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in 2013. In 2010 he was awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and a UNSW Travel Grant to undertake a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Lett’s recent exhibitions include shows at Chasm Gallery, New York, Gallery 9, Firstdraft and MOP projects as well as numerous group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. In 2016 he has been a finalist in the Chippendale New World Art Prize and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

 

RECENT WORKS

BELEM LETT
Dumah 2016
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
124 × 94 cm

BELEM LETT
Aviary (open) 2016
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
204 × 266 cm

BELEM LETT
Murmur 2016
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
124 × 94 cm

BELEM LETT
Cave 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
53 × 40 cm

BELEM LETT
Temelechus 2016
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
124 × 94 cm

BELEM LETT
Portal & Skylight 2015
oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel
200 × 77 cm each


EXHIBITIONS

BELEM LETT AVIARY 20 OCT – 12 NOV 2016

BELEM LETT
AVIARY
20 OCT – 12 NOV 2016

BELEM LETT TUNNEL VISION 23 SEPT – 17 OCT 2015

BELEM LETT
TUNNEL VISION
23 SEPT – 17 OCT 2015

BELEM LETT ISLAND FEVER 30 JULY – 24 AUG 2014

BELEM LETT
ISLAND FEVER
30 JULY – 24 AUG 2014


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