An image of (Untitled - pink)

John Peart

(Australia 10 Dec 1945 – 30 Sep 2013)

(Untitled - pink)

Location
Not on display
Further information

John Peart's first solo show at Watters Gallery, Sydney fittingly coincided with the travelling exhibition Two Decades of American Painting at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in July 1967. The display of propeller-like paintings suggests the influence of Kenneth Noland and Frank Stella, whose shaped canvas works Peart likely would have encountered in art publications disseminated from America.

'(Untitled - pink)' 1967 galvanises the eye with its vivacious monochromatic colour and panels that splay outward and around. Peart harnessed this perceptual dynamism in a subsequent series of paintings which were subtler in colour and format, see for example 'Cool corner II' 1968, also in the AGNSW collection. Peart's dalliance with minimalism lasted only a couple of years, after which he returned to a lyrical style of abstraction. Nonetheless, Peart's body of work during 1967-68 established a legacy in Australian painting that has rarely been paralleled in terms of boldness and innovation.

Year
1967
Media
Painting
Medium
quadriptych: synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions
305.0 x 284.0 x 3.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Marshall Bequest Fund 2016
Accession number
266.2016
Copyright
© Estate of John Peart