About : John Giese
1954 Born in Maclean N.S.W. Australia Lives and practices in North Coast, New South Wales, Australia The making of art is a reflection of the ever deepening fascination with our common yet often overlooked felt presence or awareness Each painting is a direct and engaging meditation on that which is unnameable yet effortlessly present always. The symbols of Wild Dogs, Bulls and Horses are examples of primal power or presence which trigger deep memories and experiences in us all. These paintings are direct and engage the viewer. They are decorative, individual, scarred and possess a physical confidence. The works address issues of freedom and presence. My compositions are designed to create tension and rhythm. Gradually enticing life, light and movement into the work; endeavouring to keep the work open and spontaneous as long as possible. Colour schemes have a symbolic language: earth colours represent the elements while the primaries and there varied tones represent light and its spectrum. A mixture of surface finishes and linear marks create a variety of visual stimulation. The formal qualities I use aim to effect the viewer; so they feel they are in the presence of something living, aware, authentic and very rare.
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Graduate Diploma Fine Art
Exhibitions selected Solo and Group
2018 Coldstream Gallery Ulmara ,NSW Australia
2016 Manyung Sorrento,VIC Australia
2015 Anthea Polson Art ,QLD Australia
2015 Manyung Mt Eliza group Horse show VIC Australia
2015 Traffic Jam Galleries Neutral Bay,NSW Australia
2015 Manyung Gallery at Sorrento,VIC Australia
2014 Manyung Gallery at Sorrento,Vic Australia
2013 Anthea Polson Art,QLD Australia
2012 Butler Goode Gallery,NSW Australia
2012 Glenferrie Contemporary ,VIC Australia
2012 Grafton Regional Gallery,NSW Australia
2011 Anthea Polson Gallery,QLD Australia
2011 Manyung Gallery,VIC Australia
2010 Manyung Gallery,VIC Australia
2010 Art Piece group show,NSW Australia
2009 Balmain Art Show,NSW Australia
2009 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Victoria
2009 Francis Keevil Gallery, Double Bay Sydney
2009 Comeback Group Show 19 Karen, Mermaid Beach Gold Coast
2009 Argyle Hotel Gallery, Maclean
2009 Barebones Bangalow
2008 October, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza Victoria
2008 September, Group Exhibition Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby
2008 July Group exhibition Cape Gallery Byron Bay
2008 May, Grafton Regional Gallery
2008 January, Barebones Art Space, Bangalow
2007 Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2006 Border Art prize
2006 Winner works on canvas Southern Cross Art Festival
2006 Group exhibition Waywood “Revelations 10 “.
2006 Waywood smalls’ exhibition.
2006 Group exhibition Arthouse Australia Yamba.
2000 Exhibition of large works on canvas at the BASE Gallery Byron Bay.
99 Waywood smalls exhibition.