Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tijne Meulendijks & Claudine Marzik

Claudine and Tijne are showing their work with the Noosa  exhibition of Swamp Cartography.  creatively this has been the most satisfying and inspiring exhibition of the tour.  Tijne was grappling with 3 metre long raspberry canes and weaving them into a bramble wall  when I arrived at the gallery and Claudine paintings picked up the jagged, light uneven grid of the brambles and examined them anew in two-dimensions.

I love how the paintings are in dialogue with the sculpture and the way Tijne brings the natural world into the gallery, magnifying and refining diverse elements of an eco-system.  These works also speak very strongly about process and materiality, The paintings revealing sanded layers and robust marks of gesture.