Bryan Mew

Bryan Mew

Convergence

Oil on canvas

101cm x 76cm x 3cm (Unframed)


Hyperbolic Tension

Oil on canvas

101cm x 76cm x 3cm (Unframed)

$1,500

In architecture, liminal spaces are transitional areas between a point in space and the next. If we're in a liminal space for longer than necessary to pass through to our actual destination, we may experience the feeling of something both odd and captivating that we can't quite pinpoint. My works explore the 'in-between' spaces and states, playing on the illusion and ambiguity of spatial depth, physical and metaphysical thresholds, as well as the duality of light and shadow – emphasising the liminal qualities that can be created through colour and the act of painting itself.

The recurring motif of limbs in this series are derived from the actualisation of the body transcending physical boundaries. These anatomical fragments live in a liminal non-space, with no particular time or place. Synonymous with Godwin Bradbeer’s depiction of isolated figures in an existential void, by removing the anatomical fragments from a recognisable context, a visual manifestation of a transitory liminal space is portrayed.

The liminal is in every aspect of my process. My ideas and compositional decisions involve co-mingling digital and analogue techniques, allowing my entire practice to oscillate between the two, and produce outcomes relevant to an emergent digital age. I am fascinated by the conflict of duality, convergence of binary concepts and perpetually making and playing in a liminal state.


To purchase Hyperbolic Tension please contact agendo@cgs.vic.edu.au