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Skount – Projections: Internal Latent

Hosted By 19 Karen

Nov 21st, 2015 - Jan 13th, 2016

By removing a metaphorical mask and leaving behind hidden feelings, thoughts or desires, a person can try to look for his inner self, but actually just adopt behaviours of people close to him. This series is a surreal study of our latent inner universe.

Johnny Romeo – POP LIFE

Hosted By 19 Karen

Nov 21st, 2015 - Jan 13th, 2016

'POP LIFE', is a Technicolor celebration of all things Pop. By removing text from his usual visual vocabulary, Johnny has been able to experiment with more innovative compositions on canvas while allowing the subject matter to really speak for itself.

Carolyn O’Neill – Abstracted Still Life

Hosted By 19 Karen

Nov 21st, 2015 - Jan 13th, 2016

A couple of years ago Carolyn began to sketch on an almost daily basis. Her subject matter consisted of collected objects in her home like espresso pots, cacti and vases, which she then translated into oil paintings.

Ben Sheers – Night

Hosted By 19 Karen

Sep 26th - Nov 14th, 2015

A young family meant Ben could only find time to paint of a night. The transformative effect of night on the landscape and experiments with long exposure torchlight photography became the basis for creating the paintings for his new show.

Petra Reece – In Search of Light

Hosted By 19 Karen

Sep 26th - Nov 14th, 2015

Influenced by the old Dutch masters, in this show, Petra goes 'In search of light', a collection of traditional still life paintings with a nod to past masters and traditional landscapes with a slightly surreal and edgy drama.

Jessica Watts – Debutante

Hosted By 19 Karen

Sep 26th - Nov 14th, 2015

Sometimes if you revisit a place with new ideas, it transforms into something new. Jessica's work explores joy and the nature of femininity and is underpinned by notions of self-possession and the necessity of being content with our own solitude.

PAIN/TING

Hosted By 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace & Juan Arata

Aug 1st - Aug 15th, 2015

Artist Juan Arata and 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace are proud to present - PAIN/TING - an international group exhibition taking place at Open Walls in Berlin in August 2015.

Sexy – A Ceramics Expose

Hosted By 19 Karen

Jul 18th - Aug 22nd, 2015

A ceramics expose with a sexy edge - featuring Leisa Russell, Michaela Kloeckner, Midge Johansen and Skuja Braden.

Patrick Oudin – Retrospective

Hosted By 19 Karen

Jul 18th - Aug 22nd, 2015

Bringing a little bit of Europe to the coast, let us introduce French born Gold Coast based artist Patrick Oudin in his debut show with 19 Karen - Retrospective.

Elisa Pettenon – White Night

Jul 18th - Aug 22nd, 2015

Inspired by Vince Gilligan’s cult television hit Breaking Bad, Elisa Pettenon's - White Night - encapsulates themes of change, duality, power & greed.

Guim Tio Zarraluki – Palette People

Hosted By 19 Karen

Jul 18th - Aug 22nd, 2015

Spanish artist Guim Tio is forever evolving. His magazine portraits launched his career and sold out worldwide. Now Guim is painting portraits of a different kind. His new and exciting body of work is titled the Palette People.

RED | Expressionism

Hosted By Sofitel Hotel

May 1st - Aug 23rd, 2015

Welcome to RED – a group show where we have handpicked a selection of artists from around the globe to delve into their emotions and create works to depict the Expressionism style, but never losing touch with their own signature artistic form.

Melissa Hartley – The Tarnished Age

Hosted By 19 Karen

Mar 14th - Apr 25th, 2015

In an ode to Dutch still life painting - "The Tarnished Age" - depicts critically endangered species of animals, showing the briefness and fragility of theirs and other forms of life, and reminds us of man's turbulent relationship with nature.

Jared Fountain – The Velvet Revolution

Mar 14th - Apr 25th, 2015

The Velvet Revolution is about delving into the sensual delights of contemporary elite bohemian culture, drawing comparisons between the Velvet Revolution of Czechoslovakia and the growth of a uniquely Australian sensibility within the various art forms.

Helen Holmes – Keeping Good Company

Hosted By 19 Karen

Mar 14th - Apr 25th, 2015

Helen's work is a reflection of being a single mother and discovering herself as she moves through the experiences of friendships and relationships.

Yosi Messiah – Just Paradise

Hosted By 19 Karen

Mar 14th - Apr 25th, 2015

With a love of form and a rich colour palette drawn from his days as an abstract painter, Yosi Messiah’s paintings are full of life. In his latest series of works, bold images of birds and the female form take over the canvas in an explosion of energy and emotion.

R. Nicholas Kuszyk – Wave Rave

Hosted By 19 Karen

Feb 21st - Mar 7th, 2015

Stoked about the ocean and how amazing it is for an vast number of reasons, and horrified by how something so incredibly important and so monstrously enormous can be abused and taken for granted has formed the dominant thread in this body of work by American artist R.Nicholas Kuszyk (RRobots)

Peter Nowotny – Reflection Ornaments

Hosted By 19 KAREN

Feb 21st - Mar 7th, 2015

Peter Nowotny's work focuses on the interaction between figuration and ornament. Realistic images are transformed into 2 dimensional line structure across which is put an ornamental pattern. The pattern separates from the basic motifs and assumes independence.

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