Kevin Lincoln, The sea in winter variations III, 2004, Pastel and wash on paper, 43.5 x 28cm
is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by
The Sea In Winter
Please join us for opening drinks on
Tuesday 10 May 2005 at 6.00 pm
"Ghosts of still-life are held within the minimal abstracts. The sensuous curve is perhaps a detail of the edge of a bowl against a vase, or the strong horizontal line where a bottle sits on a table. But they need not be read as such, the artist instead demands that we allow the weight within each work to take hold, feel the density of each colour, each form and take the time to allow a response to develop within us. Lincoln's paintings are not a quick fix -- they are breathtakingly obtuse.
Generally more textured than the meticulous surfaces of the abstract paintings, the elements in the still-life paintings have a disconcerting solidity against the indistinct glowing backgrounds on which they sit. Like a miracle, wine and fishes hover in an apparition on the canvas. The intimacy engendered, even in the most expansive of the still-life paintings, is borne from the personal references the artist places within each work. An invitation to the exhibition of an admired artist, a familiar pot from the artist's collection, a bowl of figs or a shiny aubergine bought for lunch, these items are as much a glimpse into the artist's life as the shadowy self-portrait reflected in a mirror.” Styles and forms – Contemporary Australian Painting , Shandong Publishing Press, China, 2004Kevin Lincoln has a long exhibition history, developing his ideas and concerns over a period of almost forty years. His work, which ranges from still-life to dark abstraction, develops from the meditation and thought that has accrued during his life and career. Lincoln's work is included in public and private collections around Australia. He has also been included in numerous group exhibitions. He curently lives and works in Melbourne.