• EXHIBITIONS

    2011 - TAPIA Bodegon

    Bodegon


    Exhibition dates: 2 - 20 NOVEMBER 2011

    The Order of Things:

    A reflective annotation on the art practice of Pablo Tapia

    “I directed the process of creation of my painting, bringing everything together in a simultaneous effort: lines form combinations, they become objects…When I paint I think of nothing: I see colours which order themselves as they wish, everything organises itself through patches of colour – fields – houses.”

    [Paul Cezanne]

    Self-reflexive describes the art practice of Pablo Tapia where paint is both subject and object: painting is painting. His idea is not to render subject matter but to covey a state of being in the world, executing an emotional truth to materials that authentically describes the process and praxis of oil painting as he sees it. With his work, Tapia forecasts his sense of self as both a human being and artist and does this through exposing and rendering personal mythology that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Although a traditionalist, Tapia is a painter of his time as his practice celebrates the re-capturing of the aesthetic potential of oil painting as valid contemporary tenor.

    There is psychological depth to Tapia’s painting practice that is indebted to his devotion and analysis of old master techniques, which he has adapted to form a personal painting methodology. The artists visual language informed by cross cultural experiences, between, Chile and Australia has had a direct impact on his sense of aesthetics. The colour of culture is evident in Tapia’s palette as is his application of paint, brushstrokes and painting devices that articulate his academic training in the Spanish School of Painting.
    Embodied in the history and tradition of oil painting, Tapia’s practice led research communicates narrative and story telling that reference the binary: abstract realism. It is at this juncture where thought and felt experience collide to give and find visual form through recontextualsing formal representation as an abstract concept. The gaze of the painter, reflected in the signs and symbols that underpin the picture plane, invite the audience to engage in a spectacle of observation that questions meaning and understanding through the act of looking.

    This is Pablo Tapia’s third solo show at the Frances Keeval gallery, where his audience and profile as a collectible artist continues to grow under the guidance of the gallery director. The artist’s art practice, and sense of story blend with the aesthetic direction of the gallery that endorse works of art that embody a sense of aesthetics and a commitment to practice through mastery of skill and technique.

    Dr Annemarie Murland
    Artist and Educator
    The University of Newcastle
    Callaghan Campus

    Previous Statement
    Pablo Tapia’s art practice reflects an increasing obsession with the traditions and history painting. Over time, his oeuvre cultivated by a thorough analysis of old Master techniques and applications has been rewarded through commercial and institutional success and recognition. Tapia paints the world that surrounds him regardless of subject matter devoutly executing visual concepts that are self-reflexive. His work navigates a trajectory that articulates his passion for paint, its material characteristics and qualities bestowing a truth to his current body of work that is often missing in contemporary visual culture.

    Dr Annemarie Murland
    Artist and Educator
    The University of Newcastle
    Callaghan Campus

    The Order of Things:

    A reflective annotation on the art practice of Pablo Tapia

    “I directed the process of creation of my painting, bringing everything together in a simultaneous effort: lines form combinations, they become objects…When I paint I think of nothing: I see colours which order themselves as they wish, everything organises itself through patches of colour – fields – houses.”

    [Paul Cezanne]

    Self-reflexive describes the art practice of Pablo Tapia where paint is both subject and object: painting is painting. His idea is not to render subject matter but to covey a state of being in the world, executing an emotional truth to materials that authentically describes the process and praxis of oil painting as he sees it. With his work, Tapia forecasts his sense of self as both a human being and artist and does this through exposing and rendering personal mythology that sets him apart from his contemporaries. Although a traditionalist, Tapia is a painter of his time as his practice celebrates the re-capturing of the aesthetic potential of oil painting as valid contemporary tenor.

    There is psychological depth to Tapia’s painting practice that is indebted to his devotion and analysis of old master techniques, which he has adapted to form a personal painting methodology. The artists visual language informed by cross cultural experiences, between, Chile and Australia has had a direct impact on his sense of aesthetics. The colour of culture is evident in Tapia’s palette as is his application of paint, brushstrokes and painting devices that articulate his academic training in the Spanish School of Painting.
    Embodied in the history and tradition of oil painting, Tapia’s practice led research communicates narrative and story telling that reference the binary: abstract realism. It is at this juncture where thought and felt experience collide to give and find visual form through recontextualsing formal representation as an abstract concept. The gaze of the painter, reflected in the signs and symbols that underpin the picture plane, invite the audience to engage in a spectacle of observation that questions meaning and understanding through the act of looking.

    This is Pablo Tapia’s third solo show at the Frances Keeval gallery, where his audience and profile as a collectible artist continues to grow under the guidance of the gallery director. The artist’s art practice, and sense of story blend with the aesthetic direction of the gallery that endorse works of art that embody a sense of aesthetics and a commitment to practice through mastery of skill and technique.

    Dr Annemarie Murland
    Artist and Educator
    The University of Newcastle
    Callaghan Campus

    Previous Statement
    Pablo Tapia’s art practice reflects an increasing obsession with the traditions and history painting. Over time, his oeuvre cultivated by a thorough analysis of old Master techniques and applications has been rewarded through commercial and institutional success and recognition. Tapia paints the world that surrounds him regardless of subject matter devoutly executing visual concepts that are self-reflexive. His work navigates a trajectory that articulates his passion for paint, its material characteristics and qualities bestowing a truth to his current body of work that is often missing in contemporary visual culture.

    Dr Annemarie Murland
    Artist and Educator
    The University of Newcastle
    Callaghan Campus