06 September, 2005

Gosia Wlodarczak & the Dobell Drawing Prize

Gosia Wlodarczak’s work is out all on its own. We had never seen her work before last year’s DPD, but as we have come to know it better, we are constantly amazed that this Western Australian artist does not have representation in Sydney. Wlodarczak’s densely layered abstract drawings are part performance, part sculpture, part doodle where she sets up situations where – for example –she might have an object placed on a canvas and then she draws around it, leaving a void on the canvas where the object has been. She also layers her automatic drawings to varying degrees so you get what appears to be a virtual three dimensional space demarcated by different colours. The work in this show Personal Space/safety zone 7 is a richly and densely layered drawing of black, red, grey and white lines on a burgundy coloured canvas. Less constricted by its idea than her work from last year, it can only be a matter of time before she gets the $20k.

from the artlife

more on Gosia from PICA

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