An image of Up, outwards

Carl Plate

(Australia 19 Dec 1909 – 15 May 1977)

Up, outwards

Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Further information

… I was able to somehow crystallise a feeling I’d had … an abstract feeling that something exists beyond the material evidence. I felt it was possible to make visible something that was not actually there – to make visible the non visible.

Carl Plate, 1968

The title of this painting reflects the dynamic and energetic impulses central to its construction. Like a controlled explosion or the growth of a plant, 'Up, outwards' explores the forces of nature in abstract form. The painting’s broken strokes often widen into ragged, fractured planes which exist in a state of both balance and tension.

Place of origin
Woronora, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
1962
Media
Painting
Medium
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
Dimensions
122.0 x 92.0 cm board; 124.5 x 93.8 x 3.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. corner, brown paint "Carl Plate '62".
Credit
Gift of Dr Colin and Mrs Elizabeth Laverty 2005
Accession number
33.2005
Copyright
© Estate of Carl Plate