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Derryn Tal - REACTIONS
REACTIONS is an exploration of the idea of - cause and effect. Tal’s unconventional approach to mixed media results in unique exciting work. Many different mediums & materials are used to create reactions - acrylics, oil, glazes, inks, wax, acetone, bitumen & chemical additives and more. - I explore cause and effect; I create change; I can control it & it can be out of my control, as is the essence of change. As I am the creator & conductor, I capture moments within a reaction and I am left with a memory. This captured moment then becomes the creation - orchestrated by me. -Derryn Tal
Melting Moment 1
1050 x 700mm
Mixed media photography
“... Reactions is based on alchemy & art, my interest lies in the discovery & the
orchestration of reactions. The fact that this form
of artwork is ephemeral is reflective of life itself. “
This exhibition is an exploration of the idea of “cause and effect”. Tal’s unconventional approach to mixed media results in unique exciting work. Many different mediums & materials are used to create reactions - acrylics, oil, glazes, inks, wax, acetone, bitumen & chemical additives and more.
“In my most recent works, I am using numerous liquids & a reacting agent to create the image. I capture moments in a rapidly moving reaction using photography and video. I have been developing this technique over a number of years. I am very excited by this work and by its uniqueness."
Derryn attended Sydney College of the Arts, graduating in 1984. Following her graduation, Tal gained success by winning a number of competitions including the Australia Post ‘International Youth Year’ Stamp Competition which was produced in 1985; the Youth Photographic Award Competition in 1984 judged by Max Dupain, and third place in the Youth Art Award judged by Lloyd Rees also in 1984.