© 2016 JohnGiese

JOHN GIESE

ABOUT

John Giese was born in the year of 1954 in the small riverside town of Maclean, located in the northern rivers of NSW, Australia where  he still resides and practices.

To John 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 symbolism of Wild Dogs, Bulls and Horses showcase the primal power which trigger deep memories and experiences in us all.

These paintings are direct and engage the viewer. They are decorative, individual and possess a physical confidence, while simultaneously addressing themes of freedom and awareness. Gradually enticing life, light and movement into the work; endeavoring 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 John use aim to effect the viewer; so they feel they are in the presence of something living, aware, authentic and very rare.

EDUCATION

Graduate Diploma Fine Art -  Lismore Tafe, 2008

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions selected Solo and Group 

2020 Coldstream Gallery Ulmarra, NSW Australia

2018 Coldstream Gallery Ulmarra ,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.

1999 Waywood smalls exhibition.