Unknown Effects explores the concept of the artist imagining what it would be like to view his work through somebody else’s eyes. Kasper is a 23 year old artist based out of Aireys Inlet. His recent paintings continue with themes around words, meaning and context. He draws heavily from his other “love” / artistic pursuit – music. Lyrics are often the starting point for his imagery. Kasper is influenced by the fine art and graphic arts of the 1950’s/1960’s and there is a strong graphic element in his distinctive work.
“Most of my paintings start with a thought or a mood I am in. It could be something simple, say if I feel tired I will sketch out a whole lot of ideas and I think that mood translates into the sketches and from there a painting will eventuate and I like to think that when someone else looks at it they can translate the feeling. I use words a lot too and it makes it easy to be direct with what I’m trying to get across with my artwork. I have a piece I finished recently called “Altogether” and basically it was almost a sarcastic take on what I feel being in your early twenties is like, when nothing feels together at all sometimes. But I like the idea of somebody seeing it for the first time and applying their own life situation to the painting so it’s vague enough to mean lots of different things to different people.”
Exhibition opens Friday 8th August