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Lacuna

An exhibition from John Lendis.

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“Although the figure often seems to be the main focus of my work, I regard myself as a landscape painter. A landscape painter deeply puzzled in the face of nature: who has had to resort to looking at nature through the representation of the human form. In the face of nature I need the membrane of landscape, wilderness and memory to keep nature at bay.

Painting human figures allows me to paint nature’s complimentary – a practice that does symbolise an attempt to control nature, but an act that allows me to balance the chaos that nature represents in my life.

I see these paintings as pictures of something else, the trick is to picture the ‘unsayable’, to stop seeing myself or the world as objects of knowledge.”

– John Lendis

 

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oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
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Lacuna

Handmark – Hobart
Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia

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