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Little Creek
© Tortoiseshell Gallery and Marek Herburt, Sydney 2020
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Marek Herburt

Little Creek

2015
acrylic on board
44.5 x 55.5 cm
Marek Herburt’s impressionistic paintings are well regarded for their use of bold and intense colours to depict the arid landscape of the Australian interior. This painting contains numerous elements characteristic of Herburt’s style including the use of a limited and high-keyed colour palette to depict the saturations of light and its influences on colour and form. In this scene Herburt contrasts semi-abstracted forms of trees and flora, with the intense harshness of its environment through the use of colours to accentuate the contrast of intense aridness with areas of progressively cooler and more luscious surrounds.

Marek Herburt

Marek Herburt creates vibrant impressionistic, semi-abstracted landscapes, typically of the Australian Bushland. Herburt’s deliberately limited range of high-keyed colours show his continuing fascination with light and its effect on colour and forms. His work more and more reflects an Australian sensibility of the effect of light on the environment where the colours are bleached and where what happens in the spaces between forms is as important as the forms themselves. Originally from Poland, Herburt studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz. Herburt immigrated to Australia in 1982, he has lived in Mid-North South Australia since 2001. He is the winner of the winner of the 2016 Cossack landscape prize. 2016 and 2012 Port Lincoln Art Prize and the 2012 Port Pirie prize.

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