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Nature's Treasures - Solo Exhibition by Sergio Sill 1 - 30 August 2018
BY Catherine Burns | 10-Jul-2018
Join Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex as we celebrate the launch of a solo exhibition by Sergio Sill.
About The Exhibition
Sergio's passion for colour and the landscape are the culmination of recent travels to remote areas from Broken Hill and the vast outback to the cooler colours of the Snowy Mountains as the the snow line is receding .
He travels to locations in both inland remote areas or australia,s rugged coastline and mountains to sketch and absorb the sense of place absorbing the atmosphere -the colours - the forms - the spirit . Sergio loves to commune with nature.
Landscape transformed through spirit and then experimenting with various techniques.
He may start off with gouache- pastel -graphite- mixed media as studies and then move onto larger oil paintings drawing into them with graphite oil stick and branches and other implements even large stiff brooms always with experimentation in mind.
The themes mainly landscape inspired from the broad to the detail and in progress become transformed.The work may become abstract in nature.
About The Artist
Sergio was born in Pola, Italy, in 1946 and migrated to Australia with his family in 1951. Since childhood he was always working with his hands – carving, drawing and painting. As a teenager he fell in love with the rugged Victorian coastline defined by wild winds and unpredictable seas. He was captivated by the freedom and energy nature expelled.
After studying and practicing Architecture, Sergio advanced his artistic journey by completing an Art and Design course at Preston Institute of Technology. In 1979, Sergio set a Pottery Studio in Hawthorn, Victoria. His artistic passion continued to evolve taking him from the potter-wheel to the easel. His passion for the sea directed his move to Sydney’s Central Coast where he had a studio and gallery for almost twenty years before relocating to Sydney, where he now works.
Sergio’s creations stem from the transient moods nature exhibits. He finds nature an endless source of inspiration. His work celebrates these wonders. His creations explore exotic lands where the eye, heart and soul can find tranquility, joy and beauty. It is these moments that Sergio translates via his paint brush. His desire is to present to the world his exhilarations for the beauty of nature. This beauty can present itself in many forms, a dark forest, a rugged coastline, a rushing waterfall, the bark of a tree, or the reflection on a glassy ocean. Sergio’s work captures the spirit of these things with energetic brushstrokes and brilliant colour.
About Yuga Café & Gallery
At Yuga Café & Gallery enjoy the atmosphere of exquisite flowers and beautiful artworks while you dine on the seasonal delicacies offered by the Yuga Café. With Italian influenced café meals, superb Italian coffee & teas, Yuga also offers event catering and much more.
ArtSHINE industries works with artists, designers, and all Creative Industries Professionals to showcase their creative practices and their work. Founded by Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex and originally located in the Chippendale Creative Precinct of the City of Sydney, ArtSHINE galleries are now popping up across a number of venues and spaces. So much more than physical gallery or exhibition spaces, the ArtSHINE galleries platform is an opportunity for Creative Industries Professionals to create immersive retail and gallery experiences. Retail and gallery sales allow Creative Industries Professionals to connect with their communities in a direct and personal way, and ArtSHINE is building a viable commercial future for artists, designers, and all Creative Industries Professionals by securing under utilised pop up, short-term & long-term spaces, and alternative venues to facilitate these engaging events and exhibitions.
Exhibition: 1 - 30 August, 2018
WHEN: OPENING RECEPTION Saturday 4th August 2018, 2pm till 4pm
WHERE: Yuga Café & Gallery 172 St Johns Road, Glebe