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Leandros Pandoulis

Homebush Boys High School

Artwork title
White Bay Dreaming
HSC year
2013
ARTEXPRESS year
2014
Expressive form
Painting
Artist’s statement

My work began by looking out on to the water where the boats lay. I photographed the boats and soon began to look more closely at their intricate surfaces. I observed their rough weathered textures and crumbling layers and attempted to incorporate these into my work. I also sought to convey the effect time has had on these boats: stripping and corroding their physical stature. As I progressed my paintings became more abstract; less about the boats as physical vessels and more about the detrimental effect time and weather have had on them.

Influencing artists: Cy Twombly, John Firth Smith, Rosalie Gascoigne, Robert Rauschenberg


Collection connections

Research Three studies from the Temeraire and the boats depicted by Cy Twombly, from both an art-historical and a social history perspective.

Compare Leandros Pandoulis’s and Twombly’s approaches to depicting boats. What has each artist chosen to focus on? Discuss whether they been successful in achieving their aims.