Flux, Form and the Freeman Effect by Vicki Finkelstein

Freeman’s paintings are abstract, but the works also contain elliptical evocations of ideas and possibilities beyond themselves. Their synthesis of high- and low-tech methodology and their combination of structure and disorder, hard and soft focus, suggest that comprehension and knowledge are inconstant and unstable. As the artist states: “You can be forgiven for confusing whichContinue reading “Flux, Form and the Freeman Effect by Vicki Finkelstein”

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: The Fine Art of Investment!

Wondering how to maximise your tax return for your business and feel like you’ve come out somehow on top?! With Australia’s tax breaks available to businesses which turnover under $10 million annually, owning your own art collection has never been so simple. Michael Fox, a leading Melbourne tax accountant specialising in the arts explains, “TheContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Fine Art of Investment!”

The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton

Above: Michelle Breton, Honey Dreaming, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Above: Michelle Breton, Trompette au Soleil, 2017, Mixed Media on Italian Canvas, 153 x 137cm, P.O.A Michelle Breton’s ouevre relates to deep inward feelings rather than appealing to the intellect –  a visceral expression of motifs. Organic is form and matter,Continue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Art of Michelle Breton”

The Finkelstein Files: Wings of Desire

Artwork by: Thierry B Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 183 x 183cm. Interior Styling by David Hicks Artwork by: Thierry B Euphoria Series, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen, 152 x 152cm, Private residence, Toorak.   Euphoria paintings by Thierry B emphasise free, spontaneous, and personal emotional expression. They exercise a freedom of technique and execution toContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Wings of Desire”

The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic

With art we travel. What leads us to search out meaning for the walls of our inner harbours and our exterior retreats? What combination of space, surface and colour lead us to a feeling of extended openness, of belonging to our surroundings, of expansion of space and the glimmer of inexplicable lightness. As we travelContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Monochromatic Schematic”

The Finkelstein Files: The Winds of Change

I love it when the spring shifts ever so slightly into summery mode. If you are based in Melbourne, Australia – you may also have taken note & fished out your sandals last week when the mercury hit 31 degrees two days, back-to-back. Alas, as optimistic as even the most seasoned veteran of our blink-andContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: The Winds of Change”

The a Finkelstein Files: 13 Reasons Why Original Art In The Home Is As Important As A Bed

Above: Patricia Heaslip, Ether, Oil on Linen, 183 x 183cm, Private Residence, Malvern, Australia. 13 REASONS WHY ORIGINAL ART IN THE HOME IS AS IMPORTANT AS A BED Having original art in the home is vital to your well being. Art is a key piece of furniture for many reasons and yet it is sometimesContinue reading “The a Finkelstein Files: 13 Reasons Why Original Art In The Home Is As Important As A Bed”