Melody, Original Artwork by Christopher Jewitt
Melody, Original Artwork by Christopher Jewitt, Oil and Acrylic on Linen. Framed in Spotted Gum, 1050mm x 850mm, 2021
About the work:
Melody, Original Artwork by Christopher Jewitt.
This piece is part of Chromatic Retreat, a group exhibition showcasing the work of 17 Australian artists exploring their practice within the limits of a largely achromatic palette.
“What a thrill is was to be given the challenge of breaking away from my current electric pop palette and into the simple spectrum between black and white. Well… not so simple it turns out. To create my blacks and greys I alternated between different combinations of red, yellow and blue. This has helped to give a deep richness and complementary contrast to my finished piece. And I must say this new chromatic work may very well give rise to a whole body of work in the near future,” Jewitt says.
About the Artist:
Christopher Jewitt is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Melbourne. His paintings express his fixation for everyday objects in a tempest of colour and marks. He draws these objects in layers until his canvases take on a tactile and whimsical appearance, allowing for multiple angles of sense making. Patterns are created, found and lost again. Portraying subject matter in a playful manner between abstract and figurative, his style is reminiscent of childhood notebook doodles and simple scribbles.
– Oil and Acrylic on Linen
– Framed in Spotted Gum
Oil and Acrylic on Linen