We’re thrilled to present our first exhibition since facing the global pandemic – Reflections by Kasper Raglus.
June 4 – 18 2020
Modern Times Gallery
311 Smith St,
Fitzroy VIC 3065
You can download the catalogue below and pre-sales will open at 10am on May 28. If you hope to purchase a work, please get in touch at this time; we will not be registering interest in specific works. So if you do see a piece you love, then 10am May 28 is the best time to contact us. Please also be ready to secure the work through payment in full.
This series of oil paintings on marine ply continues Kasper Raglus‘ steadfast refinement of his own form of geometric abstraction. In each work his signature diamond motif shifts in and out of the picture plane – anchored, constrained or interrupted by blocks of vivid colour and animated with immaculately rendered linework.
The work of Frank Stella or Agnes Martin is evoked, with Kasper’s artist father Jeff Raglus being a major direct influence, but Kasper’s work is stubbornly original.
‘Despite Raglus’s disciplined adherence to a minimalist aesthetic, the work is steeped in romanticism and emotion. This imbues the work with a warmth and humanity, which in combination with the aesthetic properties of each work, draws the viewer in and creates a contemplative space that is particularly timely,’ adds Modern Times director Amy Malin.
Reflections is Kasper’s second solo exhibition at Modern Times. Kasper has exhibited widely in group and solo shows across Australia and has been a finalist in multiple art awards including the Muswellbrook Art Prize this year and Fishers Ghost Art Award last year. Kasper is dedicated to the daily practice of his craft from his home studio on the Victorian Coast.
Due to the restrictions surrounding Covid-19 we will not be holding an opening, however we would be delighted to welcome you into the showroom from June 4 – 18 when the exhibition will be on display.