Ildiko Kovacs : The DNA of Colour

written by Sioux Garside

Martin Browne Fine Art | ISBN 9780992470326

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The DNA of Colour is a monograph produced on the occasion of a new touring exhibition of the same name, curated by Sioux Garside for the Orange Regional Gallery, and the ANU Drill Hall Gallery.

"In thinking about Kovacs’ abstract paintings I was struck by the resemblance of her spiralling lines to the coils of DNA," writes Garside. "Her rippling forms seem to twist into a vortex or follow an unravelling double helix pattern. The DNA code is a metaphor for the way these paintings unfold and move with colour, sparked by an excavation of inner feelings and intuition…Rippling is a term that scientists used to describe the movement of gravitational waves first discovered as ‘ripples in the fabric of space-time’ by Albert Einstein in 1905–08."

The exhibition brings together over 35 major works from the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Newcastle Art Gallery collections, along with rarely-seen works from private collections.

In this monograph, an expanded range of paintings are illustrated alongside the works in the exhibition, to demonstrate the extraordinary breadth and range of Kovacs' art from this period.

The publication cover comes in two colour-ways: Raspberry/Emerald and Indigo/Orange. You may state colour-way preference in Special Instructions - but preference cannot be guaranteed.

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