Grant Whibley

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From selected atomic elements” which are the basic “building blocks” for matter to exist; I want to open out the ideas of how beauty could exist in numerous dimensions.


“As science gets closer to working out how the universe began and as other scientific

conclusions are forming that we are in one way nothing more than certain frequencies in

atomic motion, it's evidence to me that there is some form of pure science that keeps us alive

and is the cornerstone of why we are also creative within its intent.

To get below appearances and to find the true essence of forms is aspirational for me in

my art, which is generally caught up in appearances. However, this show attempts to draw

together the relationship of atomic structures as metaphors for creativity which creates

life and is life in its self. From selected atomic elements which are the basic "building blocks"

for matter to exist; I want to open out the ideas of how beauty could exist in numerous

dimensions.

In addition the works also allude to the elements of this culture and what are the elements

for a culture to exist? Within our visual culture, what and who are the artists we look to as

defining a view of ourselves and why? In the work "Sulphur" for example, the yellow bucket

with the Lion on it is a metaphor for the identity of the artist Dick Frizzell. He is a Leo and

has often depicted his astrological sign as a portrait of himself. The yellow sand bucket could

easily be one of his numerous catalogue paintings of everyday items.

Aside from this content, is what stands visually and it is where I am as an artist. My direction

in this show is to reveal something of the beauty in flowers.

The artists I want to acknowledge in this show which are symbolized in their creativity by the

various "vases" are Shruti Yatri, Reuben Paterson, Dick Frizzell, Michael Shepherd, Gregor

Kregar, Colin Mc Cahon, Shane Cotton and Francis Hodgkins.” Grant Whibley