Adam Pyett, Morning sun near Glenlyon, 2019. Oil on linen, 137.5 x 122.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.
In his still-life and landscape paintings, Adam Pyett explores light, colour, form and brushwork. Pyett’s paintings are magnetic, encouraging close contemplation of the subjects they capture and embody.
Describing his practice, Pyett says: “I still see myself as learning to paint. As I got close to my initial aim of learning how to paint still lifes I started to move away from simply representing a scene. [My paintings] started to become more abstract, more playful, introducing pattern and referencing themselves as paintings more. Basically I just wanted to stay interested [in painting]. So the landscapes are something I feel like I need to keep doing, challenging myself and what I can do.”
Exhibition opens: 3–5pm Saturday 26 October 2019