Exhibition: Ariana Luca, Unfold, Fragment and Disperse

Ariana Luca, Unfold, Fragment and Disperse
Exhibition Dates19th March - 12th April
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Unfold, Fragment and Disperse explores how non-representational drawing and painting processes can capture the physical movements, gestures and decisions of the artist. Through works on paper and board, Ariana Luca explores how the process of constructing an abstract composition can be captured and reflected within the surfaces of the works themselves. In this series, each work is created without a preconceived idea of the finished composition. After the first few marks are made, the works begin to unfold slowly through an accumulation of both controlled and spontaneous gestures. Each new compositional decision is informed by the history of past gestures that exist within the surface of the work. The resulting drawings and paintings contain layers of varying intentionality, as spontaneous, absent-minded mark-making sits alongside carefully constructed abstract forms and shapes. Painted gestures, pencil lines and pastel smudges act as imprints of the artist’s physical movements, revealing the slow process of constructing an abstract composition. Within Luca’s practice, each drawing sits amongst a series of iterations. Each work informs the next, as shapes and patterns that emerged in one drawing are repeated and recomposed throughout following works. These repeating gestures form part of a continually evolving abstract language, which grows and morphs throughout each new series of works.

Ariana Luca is an emerging artist from Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree from RMIT University, which she completed in 2017. Luca has recently held solo exhibitions at Brunswick St Gallery in Melbourne and Sawtooth ARI Gallery in Launceston. She works primarily in drawing and painting, exploring non-representational and abstract drawing processes.

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A Gradual Addition of Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache & pencil on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Unfold and Disperse by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & paint marker on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
A Gradual Addition of Gestures No.2 by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache & pencil on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
A Gradual Addition of Gestures No.3 by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & pastel on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Slowly Unfolding by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & paint marker on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
A Quick Addition of Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & collage on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Unfold and Stretch by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & paint marker on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Untitled (Floor Study 5) by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pastel & pencil on paper 150x114cm unframed$1800
Unfold and Fragment by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & paint marker on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Forming Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache & pencil on clay board 61.5x46cm unframedSold
Dense Unfolding Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil, ink & paint marker on clay board 41x30.5cm unframed$550
Dissolving Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, ink, gouache, pencil & paint marker on clay board 61.5x46cm unframed$950
Shifting and Stretching by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil & ink on clay board 61x46cm unframed$950
Gradually Shifting Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache & pencil on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Gradually Shifting Gestures No.2 by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache & pencil on paper 86x65cm framed$1300
Folding Gestures by Ariana Lucawatercolour, gouache, pencil, paint marker & ink on clay board 41x30.5cm unframed$550