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Blue Spill, 2014

Mixed media on Canvas
48 × 48 in
122 × 122 cm
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location
Sydney, Hong Kong
About the work
Conchita Carambano
Australian, b. 1961
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Conchita Carambano’s expressive, abstract paintings combine gestural forms that allude to representational imagery. She often includes printed or collaged elements that re-create diagrammatic imagery such as stamps or architectural drawings, mimicking and reinforcing the recognizable forms in her abstractions. Though her works resemble those of earlier Abstract Expressionist painters such as Joan Miró and Hans Hofmann, her appropriation of mass-produced imagery reflects a contemporary engagement with the surplus of imagery in our current information age. The emotional vibrancy of works such as Pied Piper (2013), with its ghostly, almost figurative white form trailed by diminutive black lines, expresses Carambano’s overriding interest in expressing both beauty and darkness. As she explains, “I experience both beautiful and sad things through everyday life, and these experiences generate a strong need to paint.”

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About the work
Conchita Carambano
Australian, b. 1961
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Conchita Carambano’s expressive, abstract paintings combine gestural forms that allude to representational imagery. She often includes printed or collaged elements that re-create diagrammatic imagery such as stamps or architectural drawings, mimicking and reinforcing the recognizable forms in her abstractions. Though her works resemble those of earlier Abstract Expressionist painters such as Joan Miró and Hans Hofmann, her appropriation of mass-produced imagery reflects a contemporary engagement with the surplus of imagery in our current information age. The emotional vibrancy of works such as Pied Piper (2013), with its ghostly, almost figurative white form trailed by diminutive black lines, expresses Carambano’s overriding interest in expressing both beauty and darkness. As she explains, “I experience both beautiful and sad things through everyday life, and these experiences generate a strong need to paint.”

Blue Spill, 2014

Mixed media on Canvas
48 × 48 in
122 × 122 cm
Sold
location
Sydney, Hong Kong
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