Exhibition: Mark Cairns, Blue Latitude

Mark Cairns, Blue Latitude
Exhibition Dates12th September - 6th October
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Mark Cairns has a natural affinity with the ocean. The horizon, a constant conceptual meditation nestled amongst cascading scales of blue. Cairns cleverly leads our gaze as we are drawn into direct contemplation of seascape occupied in unison with man-made constructs.

Blue Latitude is a body of work in which Cairns uses focal points of difference to underscore compositional experimentation. It is evident that he began his artistic journey in the articulate world of graphic design as balance, contrast and detailed execution of his brushwork are all present reminders. Waterway II and Bay XII are prominent examples of Cairns depth and technical capacity in his painterly pursuits. The four panel work Seasons compliments his consistent study of nature and nature’s movements intimately. Cairns has successfully navigated design and scale delineating calm. Artists are often reconnoitering the urban spaces. Cairns has documented the streets of the sea, carefully contemplating essential markers and producing icons of our beloved coastline.

Barwon Heads artist, Mark Cairns, has had 15 solo exhibitions in the Geelong region and Melbourne. He has been a practicing artist for over two decades. Mark has twice been selected as a finalist in ‘The Waterhouse Prize’ a national art exhibition and won the Queenscliffe Art Prize in 2013. He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and exhibited work nationally. He is represented in public and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, Netherlands and the USA.

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Bay I by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 105x125cm framed
Bass Strait by Mark Cairnsoil on paper 75x65cm framed
Bay II by Mark Cairnsoil on paper 75x65cm framed
Bayside by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 125x114cm framed
Channel by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 125x114cm framed
Channel II by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 46x206cm, 2 panels framedSold
Coastline by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 95x170cm, 2 panels framed
East Beach by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 115x95cm framed Sold
Louttit Bay by Mark Cairnsoil on paper 60x49cm framed Sold
Ocean by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 54x42cm framed
Ocean At Dusk by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 54x48cm framed Sold
Saltwater I by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 34x64cm, 2 panels framed
Saltwater II by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 34x64cm, 2 panels framed
Seasons by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 78x250cm, 4 panels framed
Sign by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 46x46cm framed
South Sign by Mark Cairnsoil on linen 46x46cm framed Sold
Waterway II by Mark Cairnsoil on paper 125x110cm framed