May 22, 2014

Painting In Flux by Glen Snow




Painting in Flux

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Rohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te Tuhi. Photo : Sam HartnettRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te TuhiRohan Hartley Mills on The Drawing Wall, Te Tuhi
The wall has forced a horizontal-landscape bearing on the artist, which he summarily dealt with by creating a type of diptych in the initial stages. Within this division were placed two simple squared-off ‘n' and ‘u' shapes, making up a mirror-image inverse of each other. They seem to spell out in san-serif French “nu”, as in naked. In many ways it was just that, as it exposed its particular processes and attempted a bare simplicity that hovers between drawing and painting.
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Rohan Hartley Mills
Drawing Wall

8 March - 4 May 2014
Rohan Hartley Mills has spent eight weeks painting, erasing, and re-painting directly onto the Drawing Wall at the entrance of Te Tuhi. His process calls to mind that comment from arts writer Paul Gardner about how “a painting is never finished, it just stops in interesting places”. During the period of 8th March to 4th May Hartley Mills’ painting remained active as a series of unfolding possibilities. Any one viewing existed as only one possibility among many.
It is usual to find a Hartley Mills’ painting on canvas taking up a vertical-portrait orientation, but the wall has forced a horizontal-landscape bearing on the artist, which he summarily dealt with by creating a type of diptych in the initial stages. Within this division were placed two simple squared-off ‘n’ and ‘u’ shapes, making up a mirror-image inverse of each other. They seem to spell out in san-serif French “nu”, as in naked: perhaps a kind of ‘naked’ painting has been underway. In many ways it was just that, as it exposed its particular processes and attempted a bare simplicity that hovers between drawing and painting.


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