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Colour Shock

Digital drawings by Richard Klekociuk

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The tulip fields of Table Cape have had a pronounced effect on me ever since my first visit there in 1986. Late September/early October sees the tulips at their best. The fields of colours are simply stunning, alien in fact against the surrounding countryside. There is no set planting order of the bulbs, but it doesn’t matter. The result is a feast of colour for the eyes that can come as quite a shock to any unsuspecting visitor. No matter how striking the vista is, one can always be assured of an uplifting visual experience.

This body of work represents my first serious attempt at illustrating the strength and intensity of the tulip fields against the backdrop of a typical Tasmanian agricultural landscape, through digital drawing. The contrasts are strong, the colours intense, but there is an overwhelming sense of joy in the landscapes. Some drawings have been strongly abstracted, while in others there are stylized details of landscapes. Each piece is a one-off, unique and a celebration of colour and design in a landscape that is a marriage of natural and man-made influences.

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BRAVE art gallery
61 Wellington Street, Longford, Tasmania, Australia

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