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Title

Untitled

2016


Artist

Allan Mitelman

Australia, Poland

06 Aug 1946 -


About

Described as ‘an art of sensibility’ (Terence Maloon, Allan Mitelman, paintings 1972-2002 Melbourne: VCA, 2002 p.23), Allan Mitelman’s work benefits from sustained observation. A palpable quality of touch is evident in every work, nuanced and appealing foremost to the senses. Mitelman’s work defies meaning; rather, each work is an object with which the viewer is persuaded to engage imaginatively and associatively. Complex, yet intimate in scale and intuitive in execution, his abstract mark-making is singularly obsessive, tactile and rarified. Drawing forms a central part of his practice, and the variety of his materials and drawing/painting methods lends nuance and variety to an oeuvre that at first glance appears largely monochromatic, later proves to be richly varied in colour and form.


Details


Date

2016


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

watercolour, pencil on medium-weight off-white wove paper


Dimensions

18.2 x 25.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, black fibre-tipped pen "AM / 16".
Signed and dated l.l., verso, black ink "AM16".


Credit

Gift of Matisse Mitelman 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

50.2018


Artist information

Allan Mitelman

Works in the collection

49