Allan Mitelman

(Australia, Poland 06 Aug 1946 – )

Untitled

Location
Not on display
Further information

Described as ‘an art of sensibility’ (Terence Maloon, Allan Mitelman, paintings 1972-2002 Melbourne: VCA, 2002 p.23), Allan Mitelman’s work benefits from sustained observation. A palpable quality of touch is evident in every work, nuanced and appealing foremost to the senses. Mitelman’s work defies meaning; rather, each work is an object with which the viewer is persuaded to engage imaginatively and associatively. Complex, yet intimate in scale and intuitive in execution, his abstract mark-making is singularly obsessive, tactile and rarified. Drawing forms a central part of his practice, and the variety of his materials and drawing/painting methods lends nuance and variety to an oeuvre that at first glance appears largely monochromatic, later proves to be richly varied in colour and form.

Year
2014
Media
Drawing
Medium
ink and pencil on very thick cream wove paper
Dimensions
18.0 x 12.5 cm image; 20.7 x 13.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black ink "AM 14".
Signed and dated l.r., verso, black ink "AM14 / 14 / 14".

Credit
Gift of Matisse Mitelman 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
51.2018
Copyright
© Allan Mitelman. Licensed by Copyright Agency