The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101

Why does art matter?? For without perspective, life would be awfully dull!  It is our most expressive form of sharing. Art matters because it illustrates the human experience—the wonder of it, the bewilderment of it, the whimsy of it, and so much more. We would not be connected so deeply without the existence of art. The artsContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art Appreciation 101”

The Finkelstein Files: Moody Blues

Above: Visitor from Singapore to the gallery with Thierry B. over the weekend. New Coral Series painting installed entitled, The Deep Blue, 2018, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 183 x 183cm, P.O.A How many Abstract painters can confidently say, their oeuvre encompasses twenty-seven (27) different styles available to his clientele?! So much of Thierry B’s art can beContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Moody Blues”

The Finkelstein Files: In My Room

“Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women; kitchen of lust, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy.” – from ‘The House’ by Warsan Shire In My Room is the telling title of Helen Gory’s newest body of works – at once an invitation and a provocation. Strongly symbolist in nature and style, she hasContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: In My Room”

The Finkelstein Files: Art Matters

Above: Michelle Breton, Chant Du Midi, Mixed Media, 152 x 137cm.   Above: Thierry B, Blush, Synthetic polymer Paint on Canvas, 122 x 91.5cm.   Above Left: Thierry B, Where Are You Now?, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 170 x 250cm, Private Residence, Caulfield. Above Right: Michael Whitehead, Things Forgotten, Synthetic Polymer Paint & MixedContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art Matters”

The Finkelstein Files: Golden Repair

Above: Remembering the Pattern, 2016 Analogue collage, oil stick on hand painted rag paper, 34 x 46cm. Above: Where The Sun Don’t Shine, 2016 Analogue collage, oil stick on hand painted rag paper, 35 x 45cm. “Helen Gory’s art pivots upon its connections. Its power lies in its links. Her images seem to unspool andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Golden Repair”

The Finkelstein Files: The Prodigy of Thierry B.

Thierry B is well known for his colossal sized canvases – all abstract in style and resolutely zen in spirit. The three framed works featured in our South Yarra gallery measure 2 x 3 metres each. Happy to paint commissioned works for his clients, Thierry loves to bring colour, movement and energy into a roomContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Prodigy of Thierry B.”

The Finkelstein Files: Blissed out in Bali

Om Swastiastu, greetings from Bali, where in  Hindu mythology, the monkey king can weaken enemies with a wish! Here I am reporting from the beachside totally enchanted by the feast for the eyes which surrounds my every step. From the street flower sellers to the locals blessing their establishments as early as the rooster crows andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Blissed out in Bali”

The Finkelstein Files: The Pixel Princess

Needlepoint often invokes clichéd images of lighthouses, landscapes or floral patterns, but Michelle Hamer has a different approach. Hamer is using this textile craft to explore the urban landscape and “the small in-between moments that characterize everyday life.” This unexpected imagery is very familiar. The billboards, chain link fences and highways are scenes that we all recognize, but perhapsContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Pixel Princess”

The Finkelstein Files: Art deco decadence alert!

Art Deco decadence alert! BGH Australia, housed in the Royal Bank Chambers in Collins St, Melbourne, was keen to add a design element to unify this historical space. Melbourne lighting designer, ILAN EL, drew inspiration from the grand Art Deco building constructed in 1941. In tribute to the era’s eclectic influences, EL has referenced Art Nouveau, ancientContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Art deco decadence alert!”

The Finkelstein Files: A Source of Light with Ilan El.

Good product design, like a good book, is impossible to put down. It hooks you with crafty storytelling and the spirit of its characters. These somewhat intangible qualities are imbued in the objects designed by Ilan El Light Life. Tel Aviv born and bred, El cites early Bauhaus architecture as an early influence as anContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: A Source of Light with Ilan El.”