Artist Statement: Kooragang at dusk, with the lights reflecting on the water. It reminds me of part of my childhood spent in Sydney before my move to the country where I would lie flat in the back seat of the car (no seatbelts back then!) and just look at all the lights of the city as we drove along. Lights at night give me a feeling of safety and comfort. This is such a beautiful and familiar sight to me but it also masks the reality and history of what once was, what is hidden. - Tracey-Maree Smith.
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas
Dimensions: 122 x 182 cms
Director's Statement: Tracey-Maree Smith was recently selected as an Art Gallery of NSW 2016 Wynne prize finalist for her work ‘First Creek, Redhead Beach’. The Wynne prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards and awarded for Australia’s best landscape painting. Tracey has exhibited extensively, with her work hanging in public and private collections.
Tracey’s abstract contemporary works appeal to art collectors, whether it be those seeking a major showpiece for their home, office or an addition to an existing collection.
Jodie Duddington Introduction: Tracey-Maree Smith's work sits somewhere between solid rock and fluid water. Her manipulation of paint and canvas is hard and physical yet the expression of emotion in colour and line is ephemeral.
There is an attempt to portray our emotional reality and that which lies beneath—our raw, exposed humanity—the spectrum between despair and elation laid bare.
Our emotional landscape and the natural landscape, constantly in a state of flux, are intrinsically tied. They sit together on canvas, a momentary snapshot of our current state of being.
Artist Profile: Learn more about CHG represented artist Tracey-Maree Smith by reviewing her artist profile here.
If this artwork is SOLD or ON RESERVE and you would like to BUY art by this artist please contact us here.
If you would like an APPRAISAL or VALUATION for art by this artist please use our online valuation service here.
If you would like to SELL art by this artist please contact us here.