16 May - 27 May
16-27 May 2017
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
…explores the relationship between the physical action of mark making, and the role of the unconscious mind that drives it.
Aimee Rytenskild takes a process-based approach to painting and sculpture. Her first solo exhibition Surfaces explores the relationship between the physical action of mark making, and the role of the unconscious mind that drives it. Brilliant colours are applied with both vigorous and controlled movements, utilizing the medium of abstraction as an interpreter of unconscious dialogue.
The use of multiple mediums such as acrylic, pastel and collage, using a palette knife to both liberally apply paint and scratch it off again, creates layers of intense colour and texture. Using this process of application and reduction produces dense and energetic imagery that bears a strong emotive quality.
Paintings are given the space to evolve in both style and form. This freedom encourages each work to emerge from a place of constant experimentation and reconfiguration, creating an aesthetic based on a rich narrative of joy, energy and vigour.
Three dimensional works visually echo the density displayed within each painting, however when viewed within a spatial context, becomes an immersive environment in which the materiality of the work begins to dictate and seep into the space.
A vibrant palette often thrown and splashed over surfaces and refined by considered mark making results in imagery that pulsates with energy, triggering a contemplation of the subconscious mind driving these impulses and actions. Just as our own psyche is built upon layers of experience, so is this collection of work.
Aimee Rytenskild is a visual artist from Melbourne, Australia. Aimee completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2015, majoring in Sculpture. Her practice spans across a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, installation, video and sound. Aimee’s work explores themes of femininity, materiality and the autobiographical. Inspired by the lush and emotive imagery that came out of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Aimee creates large scale work that aims to immerse the viewer in a vivid and energetic atmosphere of colours and textures.