My paintings displayed in the group exhibition, Connexions Silencieuses held at the Eglise St Laurent, Eygalières, Provence, South of France in April 2019. https://www.ngart.com.au/gallery/
Delighted to have received a commendation Award at the Kaaf Art Prize!
Thank you to Judges John Mcdonald – Art Critic and Columnist SMH, Oliver Smith – Senior Lecturer SCA and Professor Suh Yongsun – Faculty of Fine Arts, SNU
A Word from the Judge (published in 2018 KAAF Art Prize Catalogue)
“What’s most appealing about this painting is its raggedness, it’s brazen lack of finish. It can take an artist a long time to work up the courage to leave forms and surfaces in such a raw state. The temptation is to fill in gaps and define contours to give a more authoritative result. Ann Arora, by contrast, has produced a seemingly casual image of a group of men in the street in which details are less important than the energy of the brushstrokes, the interplay of flat planes and pattern, the thin and dense application of paint, and a fearless use of colour. It’s a work one returns to again and again, largely because of its unpredictability.”
Art Critic and Columnist SMH
My portrait of Australian artist Jo Bertini is a finalist in the biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize. The exhibition will be held at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from the 27th April to the 15th July.
Very pleased that my painting ‘Traveller’ has been selected for the 2017 Mosman Art Prize. The exhibition is open to the public from the 23rd September until the 29th October. http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/exhibitions/2017-mosman-art-prize
My portrait of celebrated writer David Malouf has been selected for the Salon des Refusés at the S.H Ervin Gallery. Exhibition opens on the 16th July until September 18. The exhibition then travels to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery until Late November. Thank you to David for being such a gracious sitter!
Finalist in the 2016 Chippendale New World Art Prize with this painting ‘Turning-point’
Exhibition of finalists opens June 2nd http://chippendalecreative.com/2016-chippendale-new-world-art-prize-finalists/
I’m very happy that my painting Rajlakshmi (Goddess #4) is a semi-finalist in this years Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
My painting Observer has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Chippendale New World Art Prize! www.chippendalecreative.com/
Phenomena – experienced through the mind of the Observer – intuited, glimpsed, felt, known or imagined. The use of the Ruckenfigur or back-figure is a nod to the Romantics and the Kantian notion of the Sublime. It is also a means to observe the body within space that is unaware of being watched. Within our selfie-obsessed visual culture, images of the unself-conscious body become rarefied and increasingly interesting both visually and ideologically. According to Kant phenomena refers to appearances or objects, which are perceived, observed or apprehended through experience, reliant upon our sensory intuition of things and offering glimpses into collective truths. The visual tension between form and formlessness, detail and incompleteness interest me as they align with our attempts to make sense of the metaphysical world.
Ann Arora 2015