… I was able to somehow crystallise a feeling I’d had … an abstract feeling that something exists beyond the material evidence. I felt it was possible to make visible something that was not actually there – to make visible the non visible.
Carl Plate, 1968
The title of this painting reflects the dynamic and energetic impulses central to its construction. Like a controlled explosion or the growth of a plant, 'Up, outwards' explores the forces of nature in abstract form. The painting’s broken strokes often widen into ragged, fractured planes which exist in a state of both balance and tension.
synthetic polymer paint on hardboard
122.0 x 92.0 cm board; 124.5 x 93.8 x 3.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. corner, brown paint "Carl Plate '62".
Gift of Dr Colin and Mrs Elizabeth Laverty 2005
Not on display
© Estate of Carl Plate
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Referenced in 7 publications
Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Three generations in one-man shows', Sydney, 17 Nov 1963.
Wallace Thornton., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art reviews: Hungry Horse', Sydney, 13 Nov 1963. Review of Hungry Horse Gallery exhibition.
The Australian women's weekly, Sydney, 10 Jun 1964, (illus.). Photograph of artist standing in front of painting at Gallery A, South Yarra, with two visitors to the exhibition.
Carl Plate, South Yarra, 1964. cat.no. 8, titled 'Up, outwards'
Carl Plate, Sydney, 1987. cat.no. 33; titled 'Up and outwards'
Art and Australia [series 3, vol. 1, no. 3], 'Exhibition commentary', Sydney, Nov 1963, 195 (illus.).
Carl Plate, Sydney, 1963, front cover (illus.). cat.no. 11, titled 'Up, outwards', 48" x 36", P.V.A. on hardboard, 200 guineas [handwritten on catalogue in AGNSW library collection].