Ficus: Fig Trees of Sydney – Stephen Helman Solo Exhibition

13661918_1122512527868506_4648405191255496280_oTetch Gallery wishes to invite you to the opening night drinks for Stephen Helman’s solo exhibition ‘Ficus: Fig Trees of Sydney’ on Friday 5th August – 6:00pm – 8:30pm.

Exhibition runs from 3rd August until the 20th August, which you can view between Wednesday- Friday: 12pm-7pm/ Saturday 10am-5pm or via appointment.

Stephen was born in Sydney in 1978. He completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) at the University of Newcastle in 1999, majoring in Painting and Wildlife Illustration.

He has a particular interest in landscape painting in oils. His past work has explored changing atmospheric conditions and qualities of light, with a limited and naturalistic colour palette, simplified or semi-abstracted compositions, and a focus on the dramatic, moody, and ethereal. Completed works have included nocturnes, stormy seascapes, and moorland scenes.

He has participated in various group shows over the last ten years, and exhibited a seascape series in a solo show at Botannix Café, Botany, in 2014.

More recently he has been fascinated by the sculptural forms of trees, particularly those of Moreton Bay fig trees found in central and eastern Sydney. He has been working with a freer colour palette, and has been incorporating fluid watercolour-style techniques with thinned oil paint in these depictions of the muscular and at times visceral structure of fig trees.

Ficus: Fig Trees of Sydney is his first solo commercial gallery exhibition.

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