SIMON BLAU
PAINTING
21 MAR – 14 APR 2012

SIMON BLAU
Blue corner
2011
acrylic and Perspex over plywood
80 × 58.5 cm

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Bottom right hand
2011
acrylic and Perspex over plywood
87 × 66 cm

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Centre light
2012
enamel on board
117 × 77 cm

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Cut painting with rail
2011
enamel on board with rail
97.5 × 80 cm

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Functional Yellow Painting 2011
Enamel on board with rail
 80 × 48 cm

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Shadow cut
2011
acrylic and Perspex over board
180 × 60 cm

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Green over red 2
2012
Perspex and acrylic over board
80 × 80 cm

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Green rectangle
2012
acrylic and Perspex over board
53 × 81 cm

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Middle Section 2011
Gesso and perspex over plywood
1210 × 600 cm

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Missing
2011
acrylic and Perspex over board
60 × 48 cm

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Red over green 2
2012
Perspex and acrylic over board
80 × 80 cm

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Yellow over purple
2011
acrylic and Perspex over plywood
122 × 60 cm


Gallery 9 is proud to present an exhibition of new work by Simon Blau that explores the nature of painting and abstraction. Titled Damage, the show looks specifically at what happens to a painting when a section of it is removed and what those implications are.

Drawing upon the history of painting, and abstract painting in particular, Simon Blau’s work tackles notions about the art object - the nature of its existence and ideas concerning materiality and immateriality. Paintings are tangible and physical: they have colours, sides and flat surfaces but by removing a section of the work, the overall aspect is altered.

Simon Blau lives and works in Sydney. He has been exhibiting since the 1980s and his work is in numerous private and public collections.