2021 is a big year for Aida Tomescu, with a survey show in November at Orange Regional Gallery and her works being included in Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now at the National Gallery of Australia. This solo show gives viewers a chance to immerse themselves in grand new exhibition A Long Line of Sand. In these new works – where she has greatly increased the scale of her territory – we can see her form and composition expand appropriately – across and into a field that refutes the pictorial in favour of a material and gestural inquiry that has new volume and density, greater veracity and candour.
They demonstrate Tomescu as her most powerful and poetic. There is a raspy, coercive intensity in the delivery as paint and words, gesture, and syntax are given new structural liberty – and all the while there is a deeper rhythm and cadence that gives the paintings an electrifying consonance. There is unbridled potency and commitment in her approach to painting.
Please note: the gallery is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, click here to view the exhibition online.