Joseph Rolella: Above and Below

Joseph Rolella: Above and Below


“From Billabongs to beaches, this is a country of swimmers; and pools, whether bush waterholes or man-made chasms where Olympic dreams are chased, form a cornerstone of our national identity.”

Australian artist Joseph Rolella has captured Australia’s summer once again in his latest exhibition, Above and Below. From lounging on the deck to being submerged below the tranquil surface of a pool, Joseph Rolella takes us on a journey above and below through his unmistakable paint application. By balancing figurative and abstract imagery, this exhibition will prove to highlight Rolella’s unique artistic talents as his trademark textured surfaces create both a calmness and a resonating energy.

Light, movement and reflection are the essences of Joseph Rolella’s work. He masterfully captures these elements through his delicate yet vibrant colour palette. The paint flows around the canvas like a current, moving and drifting. He allows the viewer into these secretive coastal scenes, catching glimpses of boats, swimmers or faceless characters enjoying the heat of summer.

Born in Sydney in 1972, Joseph Rolella completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 1994 and was awarded the William Fletcher Trust Scholarship. He has been a finalist in the Kedumba Drawing Prize held by the Bathurst Regional Gallery, as well as the Gosford Art Prize, and is a Semi-Finalist for the prestigious Doug Moran Art Prize. In 2015 Rolella won the Oakhill Grammar Art Award. His work can be found in exclusive collections such as the Australian Art Investment Trust and Qantas Australia.

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday August 10
6:00–8:00pm

RSVP: [email protected] or call 07 3162 2230

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