George Aristovoulou

GAR13-0016

Not titled 2013
prisma coloured pencil on paper
38 x 38.5 cm
Courtesy the Artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

 

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Michael Brennan
Acting Senior Curator, LUMA (La Trobe University Museum of Art)

George Aristovoulou’s drawing, Not Titled feels gentle to me. There’s something in the texture created by the repetitive line work that evokes the softness of woven fibres – perhaps reminiscent of a patchwork blanket or quilt. All at once there is a coolness and a warmth. The dominant palette of variant greys makes me think of wintery skies while the flatness of the surface recalls a blanket to draw around yourself – much like the way that the Silver Figure is surrounded and subsumed by the shapes that share its space. There’s something reassuring in this – a feeling of comfort; a sense of safeness; a space of caring and care.

 

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