15 – 26 September 2021
VIP viewing by appointment: Wednesday 15th September
Virtual launch & Instagram Live with the artist: Wednesday 15th September, 6pm onwards
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (3 Mb)
At Saint Cloche we keep on keeping in support of our artists, having faith that creativity, inspiration, ingenuity, diligence and positivity will have us all manifesting something great on the other side of these uncertain times.
This September we are delighted to reveal self-taught Melbourne artist Saxon Quinn’s latest body of work. Heavy Harmony explores sensory cross-pollination by translating musical harmony as a visible concept through his unique, mixed medium abstract paintings. Saxon’s study of materiality and the juxtaposition of form and texture are renewed in this series along with the considered mark-making, full of intent and purpose, that he is known for.
“Harmony is the composition of individual sounds analysed by hearing, simultaneously occurring frequencies, pitches or chords.”
Heavy Harmony is an abstract representation of this, how a song’s individual sound might look when sprawled out across the canvas….. the silent spaces, the layered frequencies – each mark identifying as its own individual meaning to be interpreted by each individual viewing the works.
The balanced placement of shapes and markings that overlay the inconsistent concrete allow the eyes to sing their way through the works.
~ Saxon Quinn
About Saxon Quinn
Saxon’s work takes a cue from the asphalt sprawl streetscapes of our cities. Inspired by his travels to New York City and other bustling metropolis, his explorations use the medium of cement plaster as a literal elucidation of the experienced environment.
An urban narrative of monolithic shapes, line work of differing rhythm, geometry, proportion, and markings. Saxon has grown to love the process of distressing on surfaces that occurs over time; pavements worn by the pedestrian’s footsteps, weathering elements of nature or human error. Each individual mark ends up being an intersection of sorts, much like scarred skin on a body, a portal to an experience.
Saxon is an emerging artist from Melbourne who grew up in country Victoria, about 25km from Daylesford. He’s completed a Bachelor of Communication Design at Swinburne University, 2008 – 2009 and an Advanced Diploma of Communication Design at Ballarat School of Minds, 2006 – 2007. Saxon has had several solo exhibitions and draws from the urban environment, reinterpreting them as bold, two-dimensional representations using cement plaster as his main medium.