Mel Brigg with his hauntingly beautiful collection of paintings depicting his love of nature, animals and the wide open spaces of Australia and South Africa- as well as Laurindo De Abreu Soto with “Diversity”, his latest collection of exquisite sculptures- will be exhibiting at Brisbane based Red Hill Gallery from Friday 8 September 2017.
South African born artist Mel Brigg has always said ‘I paint not because I want to, but because I must’. He has often been compelled to paint conveying his feelings and his message, as he believes painting is ‘a powerful way to make a statement about anything that moves you’. Drawing inspiration from the interior regions of Australia – the vastness and intensity of light, combined with the spirituality of the indigenous peoples – is a never ending source of subject matter for his work. Each of Brigg’s paintings is seemingly simple, yet highly skilled, and expansive in their vision.
Laurindo De Abreu Soto describes his practice like life itself – a dynamic and ever growing entity, which moves back and forth in time and ideas. His work as a sculptor is closely related to design and architecture, and is consequently very “object based”. As a sculptor, his main concern and field of practice is Space, in which the work of art serves as a boundary that allows us to appreciate that space. The sculptures presented in this exhibition are a continuation of his exploration into the possibilities of materials – such as fibreglass, plywood, and Laminex – along with their combinations and interplay.
Mel Brigg’s latest exhibition of emotive landscapes, and Laurindo De Abreu Soto’s collection of sculptures entitled “Diversity,” will open on Friday 8 September and continue until Sunday 24 September 2017 at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road, Red Hill, QLD.