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Title

In my heart

2015

Artist

Ildiko Kovacs

1962 -

  • Details

    Date
    2015
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on plywood
    Dimensions
    180.0 x 365.0 cm board
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. verso, black fibre-tipped pen "ILDIKO KOVACS [underlined]/ .../ .../ 2015".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    285.2016
    Copyright
    © Ildiko Kovacs

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  • About

    Ildiko Kovacs has been exhibiting since the 1980s and is one of Australia's finest abstractionists, known for her nuanced explorations of line, colour and rhythm. Kovacs' painting process is largely instinctive. When beginning a work she describes trying "to enter a space where preconceptions fall away", relying on "intuition to bring the unseen into the seen". Unusually, Kovacs uses rollers to apply layers of paint over large surfaces, which she builds up and scrapes back over time. The residual traces of these different strata determine how the painting evolves, and create a subtle sense of movement and depth within her compositions.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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