André Hemer's New Smart Objects opens tonight at Chalk Horse gallery in Surry Hills. Hemer's work is often characterised by an intense visual display of colour and graphic effect. His mediums interplay between painting, digital interfaces, and site-specific installation.
Hemer is a New Zealand native currently based in Sydney. He has exhibited extensively in Australia and New Zealand, and internationally throughout Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Germany.
There is an inherent beauty to Hemer's work that manages to integrate the ancient art of painting with our modern-day, tricked-up graphic technologies. Subtle graduations in the colour spectrum are set within the heightened perfection of digital effects (including 3-D renderings, vector scrawls, and Photoshop calibrations), and finished off with the tactility of raw paint on canvas.
Opening tonight July 4th, New Smart Objects will be exhibiting until August 3rd at Chalk Horse Gallery.
Chalk Horse Gallery opened its doors in 2007 and is run by a directorship of artists, including noted contemporaries, Oliver Watts and Jasper Knight.
Knight was a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize 2013 for his portrait of artist Adam Cullen, Adam Cullen: the light is a drip on a dark hood, and additionally a finalist in the Sir John Sulman Prize with The Fatal Shore.
André Hemer Chalk Horse Gallery
8 Lacey Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: 02 9211 8999
Exhibition opens Thursday 4th of July 6pm
Exhibition closes Saturday 3rd of August
Image: André Hemer, New Smart Object #6, 2013, Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 30.5cm x 25.5cm