Rough Surface (2020)

Rough Surface (2020)

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Rough Surface (2020)

Acrylic, impasto, glass beads, gravel, found objects & stickers on corflute road sign

63 x 93cm $750

ABOUT 'Rough Surface' 

Rough Surface was one of Luke’s first experimentations with found objects. Playing on the text of the sign, Luke has made additions including gravel, glass beads and bright textural paint splatters in order to highlight texturally what is made so clear visually. T


The work has a bright yellow background, with large black text which states ROUGH SURFACE in all caps. There is a small amount of text in the bottom right corner which states ELITE TRAFFIC, followed by the company number. Fluorescent yellow and orange, as well as black paint splatters have been added to the space around the text. Brown and grey gravel, and glass beads create texture.



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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