Christine Farkas

Christine was born and lives on Sydney’s northern beaches – a place which is the influence for her mixed media contemporary paintings. In her work she represents the natural and the man-made of the waterways: weatherworn pebbles & stones from the waters edge or depths and the aged built structures within that environment – piers, jetties, boardwalks, swimming enclosures. Planks of wood with water flowing beneath, the surge of the ocean, organic shapes and patterns of sand & sea. She is drawn to the aged beauty that time wears on these surfaces and that these things are perpetual, timeless and certain. Her style is spontaneous, energetic & experimental producing work which is for the viewer at times powerful or at other times, calming. Varieties of materials are used including shellac, bitumen, oil stick, acrylic paint and oil mediums and time seems to stand still when she is immersed in producing her abstract & semi realistic works. Her palette can vary but is typically earthy or the blues and greens of the sea. Because of her love of word play & sense of humour and in contrast to her uncontrived approach to painting, she names her pieces ironically in a very exact “dictionary definition” style.

More recently she has been weaving contemporary pieces using “ghostnets” – lost nets which are destructive to our oceans and waterways.

Christine has exhibited extensively in Sydney. Her works have found homes Australia wide and abroad.

Exhibitions and shows include;

GLEN STREET GALLERY,

ART SYDNEY

WASHHOUSE GALLERY, Rozelle

MLC GALLERY Ultimo

DALE THOMAS GALLERY

MARY PLACE GALLERY, Paddington

BALMAIN ART & CRAFT SHOWS

MARTHA’S, Castlecrag

http://www.christinefarkas.net

Contact chrisgillyfarkas@gmail.com

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