Antipodal is TWFINEART's first remote exhibition at Durden and Ray in Los Angeles. This exhibition speaks to the global nature of the contemporary art scene, offering a personal experience with the gallery on a different continent.
Los Angeles artists Max Presneill and Chris Trueman curated Antipodal from artists who, like them, are represented by TWFINEART.
"There is an exciting new wave of painting with pockets on the west coast of Australia and the West Coast here, that also relates to painting in New York and places likes Berlin," Trueman said. "There is a much broader exchange of ideas as a result of social media inter-connectivity."
Durden and Ray's exhibition, Antipodal meaning relating to or situated on the opposite side of the Earth, is an examination of abstraction art on an international scale. The 12 artists chosen for the Durden and Ray show in Los Angeles are from Australia, California, Colorado and New York.
Each of the artists in Antipodal has taken the expressionistic aesthetic of the 1940's and 1950's and moved it forward into contemporary exploration.
"When modernism came to a close, there was a quick change to pop art, conceptualism and minimalism," Trueman said. "But with the various methods of abstract painting there was plenty of territory left unexplored."
Presneill noted, "The visual aspect is reminiscent but altered, updated. The content however has removed itself from subjective emotionalism alone and moved towards a historically aware and conceptually driven relationship to the act of painting."