Drawing Wall #30: Rosa Purbrick

10 Feb 2018 - 18 Apr 2018

Nagambie-based artist Rosa Purbrick draws on the wetlands and waterways of her local environment to produce abstracted visions of the landscape.

The Goulburn River, its river red gums, billabongs and wildlife are depicted using vibrant tones and reductive shapes that are applied as flat interlocking forms.

Purbrick’s graphic compositions are overlayed with linear mark making that conjures up the constant flux of the seasons.  Also resembling topographical maps or the indentations of human fingerprints, they express a reverence and connection with nature.

IMAGE: Rosa Purbrick, Mud Bridge 1, 2016, acrylic on linen, 76cmx102cm. Courtesy and © the artist.