Painting and Sculpture
Marnling Press | ISBN 9780980707106
Hardback – 252 pages
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Alun Leach-Jones is widely recognised as one of Australias most original and significant abstract artists. This book traces the evolution of his art from the 1960s to 2008. It provides an insightful overview of more than forty years of painting and also includes a representative selection of his recent sculpture. He first achieved national recognition for his paintings of the early 1960s, a series which he commenced in London in 1964 titled the Noumenon Series. This body of work, brilliantly coloured and complex, placed him in that group of important emerging younger painters who were first introduced to the public in the celebrated Field Exhibition which opened the new National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 1968. Since this landmark exhibition his work has developed and matured in both complexity and conceptual ambition consolidating his position in Australian art, with over seventy solo exhibitions nationally. He has exhibited internationally since 1971with solo exhibitions in Auckland, Berlin, Conwy, Kuala Lumper, London, New Delhi, New York, Singapore and Swansea. His work has also been the subject of several museum survey exhibitions throughout Australia since 1976. This monograph includes important essays by New York critic, poet and writer Jonathon Goodman and Brisbane writer, historian and critic Rex Butler. Thee is also an interview with the artist by Brett Ballard, a Sydney curator and gallery manager.