E lascia dir le genti | John Mezzini
Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Date: 04/06/2019 - 15/06/2019
Time: Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-3pm
Mezzini believes the interpretation of his artwork is the responsibility of the viewer. His process is to encourage, not dictate. Closing in on the subjects in the compositions allows Mezzini to manipulate the refractive elements of light, with the intention of allowing the viewer to interpret the gestures and expressions of his central figures. Mezzini utilises found imagery, personal photos and drawings as starting points for his paintings, linking them to a coherent theme. Introducing elements of figurative and expressionist styles, with an academic grounding in abstraction, has given this series a raw and unscripted feel, creating new and unfamiliar visual treatments of the subject matter.