The following is collection of abstract landscape paintings by Amiria Gale. A series of work entitled ‘Madness: the roar of the human brain’, these paintings tell of discontent and a grass that is never green. They tell of blindness and the ball of dialogue behind our eyes. They tell of falsity and lament: the never-good-enoughs and one-day-everything-will-be-okays. They tell of tomorrow, yesterdays and the stuff exchanged for today.
These abstract paintings draw upon the visual language of coastal landscapes and shell paintings: blue abstract art, filled with swirling forms, deep contrast and horizontal and vertical lines. The image above was completed over a textured ground of dripped house paint. This artwork is entitled ‘Walk away’ and is 390 x 580mm, completed in 2005. Sold privately.
This artwork on the left illustrates a range of abstract painting techniques, including scratching into modelling compound with a stick and allowing the watery pigment to pool and dry in irregular patterns. Entitled ‘It doesn’t matter, this triptych is painted upon 3 pieces of framed MDF, 395 x 150mm. It was completed in 2006 and sold by auction. The image on the right no longer exists. It was painted on a scrap of macrocarpa timber from my family’s farm. I threw it way one afternoon, while on a cleaning frenzy.
The abstract paintings above have been handcrafted using Atelier acrylic paint and a range of mixed mediums including gesso, modelling compound, textured paper, pencil, ink, found paper/card based materials and varnish. Most paintings have a very tactile surface. They have almost all been painted on MDF and pine artist boards. Each work is an original, one-of-a-kind painting, signed, dated and ready for hanging.
This website has been created by Amiria Gale and contains artwork as well as unrelated ramblings. Amiria has been a teacher of Art & Design and Curriculum Co-ordinator in Auckland schools. She has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching. Amiria now runs the Student Art Guide, a website dedicated to helping high school Art students excel.