Evan Woodruffe, Sydney Contemporary 2017
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY | CARRIAGEWORKS
PAULNACHE BOOTH D01
7-10 SEPTEMBER 2017
Evan Woodruffe (b.1965) is a painter whose baroque abstraction has covered canvas, walls, windows, furniture, photographs, fabrics, and skin. His work attempts to navigate the continuous space of our current urban environment, implying both the real and virtual spaces through map-like schematics, proto-cartoons and scribbles.
Writer Lucinda Bennett referred to Woodruffe’s paintings as Wet Maps, “living, breathing ecosystems, and visualisations of a new kind of urbanism”, and they propose a fluid way of encountering the world, where the world itself is fluid and porous.
For Sydney Contemporary Art Fair 2017, Woodruffe presents a multi-panel, multi- painting installation based on Fibonacci's grid. This giant 3m x 5m work comprises of 36 paintings that reduce in size but increase in panels according to his sequence, creating a spiraling, baroque action celebrating the confusing chemistry of form and chaos, surface and depth.
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Photography by Jacquie Manning and Sait Akkirman