SIMON BLAU


Simon Blau’s allows us to ponder the nature of painting as an action and painting as an object. While his works nod 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.

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

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.

 


selected works

SIMON BLAU
Walk Around A Horse 2017
acrylic on canvas
76 × 61 cm

SIMON BLAU
Sonic no. 33 2013
oil and acrylic on canvas
77 × 102 cm

SIMON BLAU
Off Duty Policewoman 2017
acrylic on canvas
152 × 137 cm

SIMON BLAU
Mask 2014
acrylic on linen
61 × 45 cm

SIMON BLAU
War Horse 2017
acrylic and timber on linen
187 × 137 cm

SIMON BLAU
Flag For Nothing 2014
acrylic on board
54 × 44 cm


EXHIBITIONS

SIMON BLAU  DOUBLE VISION  23 JAN – 16 FEB 2013

SIMON BLAU
DOUBLE VISION
23 JAN – 16 FEB 2013

SIMON BLAU  PAINTING  21 MAR – 14 APR 2012

SIMON BLAU
PAINTING
21 MAR – 14 APR 2012

SIMON BLAU    FOLD UP  27 JAN – 19 FEB 2011

SIMON BLAU
FOLD UP
27 JAN – 19 FEB 2011

SIMON BLAU  SIGHTINGS  23 JAN – 17 FEB 2010

SIMON BLAU
SIGHTINGS
23 JAN – 17 FEB 2010

SIMON BLAU  PAINTING IN SPACE  25 MAR – 9 APR 2009

SIMON BLAU
PAINTING IN SPACE
25 MAR – 9 APR 2009

SIMON BLAU  SHIFTWORK   27 FEB – 15 MAR  2008

SIMON BLAU
SHIFTWORK
 27 FEB – 15 MAR  2008

SIMON BLAU  NEW WORK  2007

SIMON BLAU
NEW WORK
2007

SIMON BLAU  HAUS PAINTING  2006

SIMON BLAU
HAUS PAINTING
2006


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