David Henderson's First Exhibition in Italy
Brisbane artist David Henderson has just completed a 6 week residency at creta rome, an organisation dedicated to the visual arts in all media, based in the centre of the city. The works produced during this period were included in an exhibition Rome Florence Venice in the creta rome gallery at 17, via dei Delfini.
Discussing his exhibition David stated "I have travelled to Italy to paint on a regular basis since my first visit in 1981. Whether I am painting famous monuments or lesser known views, what I look for in a subject is a synthesis of light and form. While my practice is based very firmly on direct observation and the plein air tradition, I am as concerned with the enduring characteristics of my subject as with fleeting effects. Italy’s humanised landscapes and harmonious urban spaces have attracted artists for centuries; for me, her subjects are inexhaustible. With every passing hour and from season to season I am presented with new possibilities, new moods".
The exhibition was opened on 24 April by Counsellor Marco Salvio, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Rome. The exhibition, which included three paintings and 12 works on paper continues until the 3 May.
David Henderson recently produced a short video about his working methods in Venice.