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Raining colours remembered / Painting Acrylic / 42x54in / 1800 USD


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Name   : Ernie Gerzabek
Location: Belrose NSW  
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Ernie Gerzabek

Ernie Gerzabek started painting in 1970 while practising as a Chartered Architect. He has exhibited in various group and solo shows ever since. As the popularity of his paintings increased, he retired from Architecture in 1997 to paint full time. Inspiration: Gerzabek's main inspiration is Nature and the unique landscapes of Australia in particular: wilderness areas, wetlands, the unspoilt countryside, deserts and seashores. The Australian continent's unique geography, specialised fauna and flora, and also the infinite variety of survival strategies in harsh environments - all such subject matters are a constant source of wonderment to the artist. It is no surprise they become favourite and recurrent themes for him. Artistic Influences: When considering which artists influenced him, Gerzabek says he most admires Van Gogh's intensity and use of colour to stir up emotions, Paul Klee's sensitivity and insight into our inner beings, Kandinsky's exuberance and sense of composition, Picasso's inventiveness and broad range of interests. As for Australian artists, he loves John Olsen's playful and imaginative expression, Fred Williams' ability to abstract the essential elements of a landscape, and last but not least, Emily Kngwarreye's instinctive mastery of colour, structure and connection to Country. Interpretation and Expression: Gerzabek's interpretation of natural phenomena is unique, surprising and unpredictable. His paintings not only encapsulate the essential elements, colours and features of a particular place, but also recreate the ambience and the `feel' of being there. Typically, his work is exuberant, highly original, vibrant, confident and eye-catching. Most pieces are charged with positive energy, richly textured and overflow with dazzling colour. Other pieces are soft, meditative and introspective. Gerzabek tends to create playful, decorative and inspiring images, which are both optimistic and spiritually uplifting. Memories, dreams and altered states are likely to be recalled; taking the viewer back to childhood or a secret place long forgotten. His aim is to provide enjoyment and relaxation so as to counter the stresses of everyday life. Collections: Gerzabek paintings are sold in a number of commercial galleries in Sydney. His works are highly sought after by art lovers, interior designers and architects. Apart from Australia, his works can be found in private collections all around the world, including USA, Canada, Great Britain, Hong Kong, New Zealand and a number of European countries.
Solo shows 2003 The Gallery Grand Salon, City of Melbourne GIG Gallery, Glebe Arthouse Hotel Gallery Global Gallery, Paddington Glen Street Theatre, Belrose 2002 Arthouse Hotel, City of Sydney Dale Thomas Gallery, Artarmon Vistablue Gallery, North Sydney 1999 Forresters Gallery, Surry Hills Group shows 2003 Grosvenor Galleries 2002 Forest Gallery, Durras Gallery Paul, Melbourne Salmon Galleries, McMahons Point MacLaren Roberts Gallery, Mosman The Wentworth Gallery, Sydney Valerie Cohen Gallery, Paddington Gannon House Gallery, Sydney Montesol Gallery, Warriewood Beach 2001 Rendez-Vous Art Gallery, Vancouver Barbara Carmichael Gallery, Roseville Mosman Art Gallery Manly Art Gallery and Museum 2000 The Sydney Art Gallery, Ultimo Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Seaforth Soho Gallery, Leichhardt North Sydney Fine Arts, North Sydney Great Southland Art Prize, Oxford Falls

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