In The Night Garden (2021)
Luke Abdallah. Acrylic, varnish & aerosol on plywood, 124 x 93cm $1800
ABOUT 'In the Night Garden' (2021)
To create this explorative work, Luke has drawn inspiration from the song ‘Night Garden’ by BENEE. Painting predominantly using his cane as his application tool, Luke’s rhythmic movements are made permanently visible on the painting’s surface. The textural strokes can also be appreciated through touch.
VISUAL DESCRIPTION OF 'In the Night Garden'
The base of this work combines a smooth layer of blacks and translucent, pastel, purply blues, layered with thick strokes of very translucent turquoise. Overlaying this are thinner brushstrokes of turquoise and white, combined with thicker areas of pale blue.
Luke Abdallah is an emerging artist, living and working in Sydney, Australia. Focusing primarily on expressive, abstract painting, Abdallah employs a multitude of tools and techniques to apply paint in swathes of texture and colour. Entranced in his artistic process, Abdallah’s gestural paint strokes capture his actions and movement, forming a rich tapestry of rhythmic energy.
Born totally blind and living with elective mutism, Abdallah incorporates multi-sensory inspiration into his works, often drawing expressiveness from a myriad of stimuli - sound, smell, texture, vibration and taste.
Keenly aware of the importance of accessible practice, Abdallah invites his audience to enjoy his works both by sight and by touch.
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