Iteration III by T J Bateson

Tacit Contemporary | 24-Feb-2017
In his latest solo exhibition, T J Bateson explores an iteration of mark that embraces and celebrates machine-made aesthetics alongside evidence of the hand of the artist within an immersive, visual experience.
Venue: Tacit Contemporary Art
Address: 312 Johnston St, Abbotsford, Vic 3067
Date: 1-12 March
Time: 11-6, Wed-Fri: 11-5, Sat-Sun
Ticket: Free
Web: www.tacitart.com.au
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EMail: keith@tacitart.com.au
Call: 0423 323188
Iteration Part III Woodblock print, unique state 40 x 60 cm
"Once engaged, we are no longer the passive observer - we are provoked into a response, a sophisticated, ethereal response to fundamental material processes." John Rabling, The Pinoteca, July 2016 on Iteration II

In his current ongoing body of work incorporating relief prints, work on paper and painting, T J Bateson explores an iteration of mark that embraces and celebrates machine-made aesthetics alongside evidence of the hand of the artist within an immersive, visual experience.

Through introspection into the personal meaning of the work, Iteration III has a gentle, calming influence that is striving to be immersive - a totality of aesthetic experience - and intriguing, process-based that both requires and reflects time spent by both the artist and the viewer. It looks to the essay in discretion, inwardness and silence of artists such as Agnes Martin in its minimalist, ethereal quiet.

Long influenced by Australian artist Ian Fairweather in celebrating meditative pattern and rhythm of quiet tonality, Bateson looks to embody, through multiple iterations, a passage of thought, respond to time, take a breath and replenish self whilst providing a vehicle for others to contemplate and re-evaluate.

T J Bateson is a mid-career artist with more than 2o years of exhibition history across many mediums - print, paint, paper, photography and video work - as both artist and curator. He is represented by Tacit Contemporary Art, where he has shown in solo and group exhibitions since 2001. Other solo shows include Horsham Regional Gallery, City of Glen Eira Gallery, Guildford Lane Gallery, fortyfivedownstairs and Switchback Gallery, Churchill. Group exhibitions include The Silk Cut Award (Melbourne), The Hutchins Art Prize (Hobart), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Paddington Contemporary Art (Sydney), City of Glen Eira Gallery and St Kilda Town Hall.

His work is in the collections of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Justin Art House Museum, Print Council of Australia, La Trobe University, City of Doncaster and private collections in Australia, USA and UK.

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